May 18, 2015

Obama bans or limits federal transfers of military-style armaments to police forces

On Monday, President Obama is announcing new limits on federal transfers of military-style weapons and other equipment to local police forces, part of an effort to de-militarize police and increase public trust in law enforcement, especially among minority communities. Obama's new orders are based on the recommendations from a interagency task force he convened in January, in response to the...

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