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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Courier News

OPINION: Police problem is unaccountable attitudeOPINION: Police...

OPINION: Police problem is unaccountable attitude Their job is to deal with citizens, not act like soldiers in a war zone Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1ps8m2b Asbury Park Press photo/Thomas P. Costello This former military vehicle is now part of the Middletown Township Police Department fleet.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NJ, SWAT, Entertainment, Television, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, Drama, US House of Representatives, Opinion

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

News Max

College Police Departments Getting Military Equipment

More than 100 college campus police forces across the country have surplus military equipment in their possession, everything from tanks to ammunition to military-grade weapons, as at least one politician seeks to end the federal program that allows the college police to have the items, Politico reports.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

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

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, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson

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

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, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson

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

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