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San Diego school police to return MRAP

Some members of the community are uncomfortable with the armored personnel carrier and that makes school officials uncomfortable - Full Story

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School districts to give some military gear back after criticism

School districts to give some military gear back after criticism

At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program - Full Story

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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.

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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

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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

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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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