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  1. Fight against militarized police is a culture war worth havingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | Washington Examiner

    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 ."


  2. Military hardware for college copsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | Politico

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


  3. President Obama adds White House-led review of militarization of police to those of McCaskill, LevinRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | Daily Kos

    Spurred by the jarring militarized appearance and aggressive stance of police responding to protests and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama on Friday ordered a review of the distribution of war gear to local and state police agencies, something he telegraphed a week ago that he would likely do.


  4. Will Congress Address Police Militarization?Read the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | Nashville Scene

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


  5. Opinion: U.S. foreign aid is saving children's lives all over the worldRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | The Jersey Journal

    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.


  6. American cops need military-grade gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | New York Daily News

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


  7. CHANGE: Obama orders review of U.S. arming of police. President...Read the original story

    Aug 24, 2014 |

    President Obama has directed a review of the federal programs that send surplus military and other supplies and equipment to local law enforcement agencies, a White House spokesman confirmed Saturday.


  8. Militarization Fears Obama orders review of federal role in arming copsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2014 | Fox News

    President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.


  9. Pentagon struggles to defend 'militarization' of police forcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | Christian Science Monitor

    When local police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Mo., wearing camouflaged fatigues and riding atop turreted armored vehicles - pointing heavy weapons at their fellow US citizens who were angry at the shooting death of an African American teenager - many troops at the Pentagon shook their heads in a mixture of alarm and frustration.


  10. Obama orders review of military equipment supplied to policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | The Hill

    The White House confirmed the review but said no other information is available since the details are still taking shape.


  11. Obama orders review of giving local police military gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | KREM-TV Spokane

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


  12. Obama Orders Review Of Programs Giving Free Military Gear To PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | Talking Points Memo

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  13. Sen. Claire McCaskill Sets Hearing on 'Militarization of Police'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | News Max

    In the wake of the violent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri , Sen. Claire McCaskill has announced she will head a Senate hearing investigation into the "militarization of local police departments."


  14. AR Law Enforcement Recieves more than $30M in Military Surplus GearRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | FOX16

    ... don't want to blur those lines." Reviewing the Military Surplus Program is one idea but Georgia Representative Hank Johnson is taking it a step further. He wants to demilitarize domestic police forces.


  15. Police lobbies pressure Congress to keep their military equipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | Russia Taday

    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.


  16. McCaskill to lead hearing on militarization of policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | The Hill

    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.


  17. Rand Paul: 'Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts.'Read the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | PolitiFact

    With heavily armored vehicles stationed in the streets and law enforcement officers dressed in camouflage, many have dubbed Ferguson, Mo., a " After a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown Aug. 9, much of the conversation has focused on race relations, and the interactions between police and the community.


  18. U.S. police militarization heightens tensions, problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | Final Call

    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.


  19. Rep. Hank Johnson on Ferguson and His 'Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | The Brad Blog

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


  20. Even after Ferguson, Harry Reid supports militarizing policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Daily Kos

    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.