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In Face of White House Review, Why Cops Say Military Equipment Must...

Law enforcement organizations are defending a Defense Department program that provides surplus military equipment to local police, even as it faces a White House review and bipartisan criticism after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Politico

Why Ferguson might just prompt real change

The script usually goes like this: Shocking incident happens. Political leaders and advocates all promise changes so it doesn't happen again.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Newtown, CT, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Tony's Kansas City

TKC Breaking News!!! Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Addresses Border Humanitarian Crisis

We'll see more about this one later in the day but here's a primer on Congressman Cleaver's efforts to investigate the crisis @ The Border help undocumented refugees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Representative Michelle Lujan, Representative Mark Takano

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Scanews.com

Two Missouri Congressmen Meet With Defense Secretary Over 'Militarization' Of Local Law Enforcement

With the scars of violent protests still visible in Ferguson, Democratic Reps. Lacy Clay of St. Louis and Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City, met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon Thursday night to discuss their concerns over the so-called "militarization" of local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Barack Obama

The Daily Record

Letter: Police need retraining, regulation

A veteran of our war in Afghanistan wrote to Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and said that if U.S. troops had pointed the same kinds of weapons of war at Afghan citizens as police in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

Capito continues her push for congressional - civility'

Congress is so unpopular that it's questionable that lawmakers' families like them anymore, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito told supporters Tuesday in Wheeling.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Maneater

Missouri primary winners continue on to general election

Five ballot measures were listed on the primary ballot as amendments to the state constitution and there will be four ballot measures in the upcoming election on Nov. 4. "There will be several issues on the general election ballot as well, so it was important that that ballot not be overloaded," said Governor Jay Nixon's Press Secretary Scott ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Vicky Hartzler, Representative Ann Wagner, Republican, Representative Billy Long, Sam Graves, Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, Democrat

Time

Ferguson Wrestles With What to do Next

Michael Brown Sr, center, yells out as his son's casket is lowered into the ground at St. Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, St. Louis, MO

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Hill

Sharpton blasts police at Brown funeral

Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy at slain teenager Michael Brown's funeral in St. Louis Monday, saying it was "time to deal with policing" and questioning the use of military equipment and tactics by local cops.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Ferguson, MO, Carl Levin, St. Louis, MO

The Washington Post

Read in: Shaken, Not Stirred Edition

Don't forget to sign up for Read In to have the most important political stories of the day delivered right to your inbox! -- Ukraine says Russian forces crossed the border into their country early Monday in military vehicles including tanks.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Washington Times

Obama White House reconsiders military-grade weapons for local law enforcement

Lawmakers are welcoming the White House's decision to review the program that allows for the transfer of military-grade weapons to local law enforcement in the wake of recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, which is steeling for the Monday funeral of the unarmed black teen killed on Aug. 9. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Missouri Democrat, applauded Mr.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

The Hill

Mo. Dem thanks Obama for review of military equipment to police

Rep. Lacy Clay on Sunday thanked President Obama for establishing a review of federal programs that provide military equipment to local police.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Lacy Clay, Democrat, US News, Ferguson, MO

The Hill

What's next for Ferguson?

Street clashes have finally subsided after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, but it remains uncertain how long the tenuous peace will last.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Maxine Waters

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Hispanic Business

Pentagon Denies Giving Military Equipment to Ferguson Police

Aug. 22--WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon spokesman said today that almost all of the military-style equipment used by local law enforcement in Ferguson over the last 13 days did not come from the Department of Defense.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate

Tony's Kansas City

Must Read!!! Kansas City Congressman Cleaver Statement Objects to Militarization of Local Police

TKC NOTE : In a recent e-mail blast, Kansas City Congressman Cleaver notes his objections and reveals some lobbying work against the "militarization" Of local police.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lacy Clay

The Hill

Missouri Dems push Hagel on police demilitarization

A pair of prominent Missouri Democrats urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Thursday to rein in a federal program arming local police with surplus military equipment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Can Darren Wilson be convicted?

Total arrests related to protests: 155 Refusal to disperse: 123 Burglary: 20 Unlawful use of weapons: 4 http://t.co/... Several people have been arrested more than once during the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Self Defense

The Lebanon Daily News

Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Republican, Senator Roy Blunt, Ferguson, MO

Star-Telegram.com

Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters

It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Republican, Senator Roy Blunt, Ferguson, MO

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

Law enforcement officers watch on during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 18. Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police Aug. 18 during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Missouri, Prison, St. Louis, MO, Ferguson, MO

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