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A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Several Indiana colleges have acquired weapons, vehicles, protective gear. Indiana campus police acquire military surplus gear A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Several Indiana colleges have acquired weapons, vehicles, protective gear.
Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told law students Friday that she and her husband are creating a candidate school to prepare African-Americans for public office in Missouri. "We need that," she said in a forum at MU's Hulston Hall courtroom.
Although last month's deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has accelerated interest in the use of officer body cameras to help identify potential misconduct, 75% of law enforcement agencies were not using the technology as of last summer, according to a Justice Department-funded report released Friday. The survey of 254 law enforcement agencies, part of an 80-page review of the technology's application in daily law enforcement encounters with the public, also found that nearly one-third of the agencies that did deploy the cameras had no written policies governing their use.
What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What's on course to happen there next month will be a farce.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection "vastly overpaid" for an employee housing project near one of its checkpoints in rural Arizona, spending nearly eight times the average price of homes in the area to build each of the units, according to a federal audit . The 21 agency homes in Ajo, Ariz, cost about $680,000 each, whereas the average price for a home in the city is $86,500, the Homeland Security Office of Inspector General said in a report on Thursday.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., listens to witnesses testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on federal programs that equip state and local police with military equipment.
Has the U.S. government overreacted since the 2001 terrorist attacks, creating a police state where local law enforcement agencies are armed with weapons to make them look like military units? This week Senator Claire McCaskill begins hearings on the militarization of police departments. The senate subcommittee will get testimony from police officials, members of the departments of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security, taking a look at how towns and cities across the United States have been equipped with military hardware through various Homeland Security programs.
A recent data breach at retailer Home Depot and a leak of celebrity nude pictures from Apple's iCloud service raise questions about the companies' data security practices, two U.S. senators said Thursday. Senators John "Jay" Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, and Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, asked Apple and Home Depot for information on their security practices.
Police departments at Northwestern State and the University of Louisiana - Monroe have acquired M-16s from the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. Department of Defense has given Northwestern State University and the University of Louisiana - Monroe police departments 12 M-16 weapons each, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education .
Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has served 17 years in the Senate without facing a serious challenge. But the 78-year-old lawmaker has been unexpectedly thrust into the most contentious fight of his political career, after a late-breaking shakeup last week elevated the race's independent candidate.
Should the campus police at the University of Central Florida ever need a modified grenade launcher, one sits waiting in the department's armory. Retooled to fire tear-gas canisters, the weapon was used several years ago for training purposes, according to Richard Beary, the university's chief of police.
The nation watched closely as Ferguson, Mo., protestors were violently met with police forces wearing and armed with military equipment. Yesterday Newsweek reported that a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing Tuesday addressing the militarization of local police .
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:09 pm
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