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Yesterday | Las Vegas Review Journal

Metro used federal program to get military helicopters, equipment

Vietnam-era Bell UH-1 Iroquois, commonly called a Huey, as seen Friday, Aug 29, 2014 in a hangar at the North Las Vegas Airport .

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Related Topix: Bell Aircraft, Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Bell UH-1 Iroquois, Las Vegas, NV, North Las Vegas, NV, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Mount Charleston, NV, US House of Representatives

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Nashua Telegraph

PolitiFact: Paul says federal program incentivizes police militarization

With heavily armored vehicles stationed in the streets and law enforcement officers dressed in camouflage, many have dubbed Ferguson, Mo., a "war zone."

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fri Aug 29, 2014

SILive.com

Limit the militarization of police in America

Main Street is no place for the weapons and machines of war. But the needless militarization of police departments in cities across the country has been going on for decades.

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Related Topix: Riot, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Cross Roads News

3 DeKalb grads win CBC scholarships

Three DeKalb County high school graduates are among five winners of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships from the 4th District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gwinnett County, GA, Newton County, GA, Rockdale County, GA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Institute for Public Accuracy

Militarization of Police

ADEBAYO, nofearcoalition at aol.com Marsha Coleman-Adebayo recently co-wrote " No Rights that a White Man is Bound to Respect " for Black Agenda Report.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Politico

Military hardware for college cops

Florida International University campus police have military-grade rifles. Ohio State has a Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle .

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Related Topix: Florida International University, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Central Washington University, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Washington Examiner

Fight against militarized police is a culture war worth having

Asked "whether it's proper to militarize the nation's city police forces," President Obama opined last week that "one of the great things about the United States has been our ability to maintain a distinction between our military and domestic law enforcement ."

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, US Politics, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Raul Labrador, Republican, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul

Nashville Scene

Will Congress Address Police Militarization?

That would be the program that gifted Shelby County with grenade launchers and Davidson County with a mine-resistant vehicle.

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Related Topix: US News, Nashville, TN, US Politics, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim Cooper

The Jersey Journal

Opinion: U.S. foreign aid is saving children's lives all over the world

Dire headlines from around the globe and polls showing a record-breaking plunge in the public's confidence in our Supreme Court, Congress and the office of the president may make average Americans want to throw their hands up in despair.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

New York Daily News

American cops need military-grade gear

As images from Ferguson are seared on the national consciousness, there's a rare bipartisan consensus emerging in America today: Demilitarize the police.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Prison, Montevideo, MN, Opinion

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Talking Points Memo

Obama Orders Review Of Programs Giving Free Military Gear To Police

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

KREM-TV Spokane

Obama orders review of giving local police military gear

AUGUST 13: Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives

Christian Science Monitor

Pentagon struggles to defend 'militarization' of police forces

Police use a military grade vehicle during a standoff in St. Cloud, Minn., in April.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Russia Taday

Police lobbies pressure Congress to keep their military equipment

As lawmakers in Washington, DC, consider ways to stem the flow of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, police lobbies and organizations are firing back at the possibility.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Riot, US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

The Hill

McCaskill to lead hearing on militarization of police

Sen. Claire McCaskill is slated to lead a Senate hearing next month probing the "militarization of local police departments" after widespread criticism of police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., used to quell protests there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives

Final Call

U.S. police militarization heightens tensions, problems

Citizens of Ferguson, Missouri awakened to a scenario similar to residents in some major U.S. cities: a local police force armed with heavily militarized weapons and equipment.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, Patriot Act, George Bush, US Politics, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Brad Blog

Rep. Hank Johnson on Ferguson and His 'Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act'

Rightwingers decry effort 'to register Democratic voters' following the killing of Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Liberal Political News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Even after Ferguson, Harry Reid supports militarizing police

As Meteor Blades has reported , efforts are underway in Congress to cut back on the military donating "surplus war materials" to local law enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

Daily Kos

Reforming the program that has militarized police will be an uphill fight

The Nebraska State Patrol Light Armored Vehicle LAV 150. It's one of the military items that Rep. Hank Johnson has proposed to prohibit the Pentagon from passing along to local and state police.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Representative Alan Grayson, Nancy Pelosi

NBC Washington

Sherwood's Notebook: Seeing and Saying Somethinga

Police advance to clear people Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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