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September 15, 2014

Calif. school district defends acquisition of MRAP

San Diego Unified School District acquired the vehicle for use in rescues, according to the district’s police chief - Full Story
September 06, 2014
Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments - Full Story
September 04, 2014
DOJ announces Ferguson police probe

DOJ announces Ferguson police probe

Investigation will look at department practices over the past few years, including patterns of stops, arrests and use of force, as well as the training officers receive - Full Story
August 24, 2014

Officials: White House reviewing police military surplus program

The examination comes in the aftermath of the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri - Full Story
August 19, 2014

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

As police action in the Midwest raises concerns about the militarization of agencies, LA police are crediting some equipment for saving lives in a run-and-gun pursuit - Full Story
August 18, 2014
Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments - Full Story
March 06, 2013

ACLU launches nationwide look into police 'militarization'

Affiliates will send open records requests to agencies to look at SWAT teams, drones, more - Full Story

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