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3 hrs ago | 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, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, Ferguson, MO, Liberal Political News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, 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, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Creative Loafing Atlanta

End police militarization now

The death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, has sparked widespread civil unrest on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., and public outcry across the country.

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

Salon

Ferguson brings the libertarians: Why a new coalition has everyone confused

After Mike Brown's shooting, an alliance of left and right emerged to demilitarize police.

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Related Topix: ACLU, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Representative Hank Johnson

Alabama Live

It's how local police use military equipment, not what they use, that's at issue: opinion

City of Madison obtained Humvees from Department of Defense for use in weather-related emergencies HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Is the cop on the beat being turned into G.I. Joe? Are squad cars being phased out by tanks, the image of the friendly officer in his dress blues and his nightstick morphing into a camouflaged figure with a semi-automatic rifle? ... (more)

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

The Washington Post

The House voted not to demilitarize cops just two months ago. Will it be different after Ferguson?

On June 19, the House voted on an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill authored by Rep. Alan Grayson .

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Department of Defense, US News, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lacy Clay, Representative Hank Johnson

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Kingman Daily Miner

Are police departments too militarized?

Police Chief Robert DeVries said the armored military vehicle it acquired from the Department of Defense in April would be used to protect officers and civilians - and not as a blunt instrument.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson, Carl Levin

Talking Points Memo

Obama: Programs Funneling Military Gear To Police Need a Reexamininga

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

Daily Kos

Aggressive activism needed to push Rep. Hank Johnson's proposal to stop militarizing police

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, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, Activism, Ferguson, MO, Liberal Political News

Government Executive

Congressman's Push to Curb Police Militarization Gets Big Boost After Ferguson

Rep. Hank Johnson didn't like the Pentagon's surplus military transfer program long before Ferguson, Missouri, turned into a war zone.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, John Conyers, Raul Grijalva

Daily Kos

Do you support Rep. Hank Johnson's (D-GA) bill to demilitarize local police forces by limiting the surplus battlefield vehicles and equipment they get from the Pentagon?

Because of course he has all the answers. When the headline of your column is "What's Missing In Ferguson, MO" , you're not off to a great start.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, Ferguson, MO, Israel, World News, Middle East

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Greeley Tribune

U.S. rethinks giving excess military gear to civilian police departments

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson, Carl Levin

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Hot Air

The "militarization" of police was not only inevitable, but necessary

The rioting, protests and controversy continue to swirl around Ferguson this weekend, and you will no doubt be reading plenty of coverage from both sides about it.

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

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

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

The Columbian

Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.

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

WKYT

Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Raw Story

'Brutal force' in Ferguson: Lawmakers want to stop sending military equipment to police

U.S. lawmakers alarmed by the aggressive police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are pushing for Congress to limit the Pentagon's ability to provide civilian police departments with military equipment such as armored vehicles designed for the battlefield.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, John Conyers

Roll Call

Defense Industry Donations and the Alan Grayson Police Militarization Amendment

A police officer watches over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 13 in Ferguson.

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

Daily Kos

It's time to end the militarization of our police

A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, The images coming out of the Ferguson protests-armored cars, snipers on top of those vehicles with their rifles pointed at protesters, riot cops in full body armor lobbing tear gas canisters-have achieved ... (more)

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

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