May 18, 2015

Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice. Grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles...

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