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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

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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

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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

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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

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Police militarization and the challenge for the courts Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

Police militarization and the challenge for the courts

The American legal system is capable of providing independent evaluations of — and crafting remedies for — police excesses and overreaching when those occur - Full Story

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CNN takes on police 'militarization'

CNN compares the newest innovations of police technology and specialty vehicles with action movies like The Hunger Games and Terminator.

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Police militarization and the argument for armored vehicles PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police militarization and the argument for armored vehicles

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story

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Police militarization and the need for officer safety Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Police militarization and the need for officer safety

Police employ their Kevlar helmets, tactical vests, ballistic shields and armored vehicles when there is an identified heightened threat, not on regular patrol - Full Story

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Police militarization and rise of the warrior journalist Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Police militarization and rise of the warrior journalist

Radley Balko’s new book on police militarization — and subsequent articles by him and others — signals the radicalization of America’s discourse on civilian law enforcement - Full Story

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Police militarization and the Third Amendment Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Police militarization and the Third Amendment

The Third Amendment, with some procedural exceptions, is the one that prohibits the quartering of troops in private homes - Full Story