Obama Curtails Suplus Military Vehicles for Police

May 21, 2015

President Obama has ordered the federal government to stop providing certain surplus military vehicles to local law enforcement agencies such as tracked armored vehicles.

Obama is taking the action as part of an effort to reduce tensions between law enforcement agencies and minority communities, he has said. Other items such as explosives and riot equipment will be transferred to police if they provide additional certification and assurances about how the gear will be used.

Other banned equipment includes aircraft, vessels, and vehicles with attached weapons, as well as firearms and ammunition of .50 caliber or higher and grenade launchers.

The recommendations stem from a new report generated by a working committee that Obama set up after the rioting in Ferguson, Mo. Read the full report here.

Comments

  1. 1. POTUS B CRAZY [ May 25, 2015 @ 06:00PM ]

    So I guess he'll send them to the Muslim brotherhood instead right?

  2. 2. Desperado [ May 25, 2015 @ 10:21PM ]

    Well that's good to hear ,but a lot of police depts are pretty military armed now . 50 cal ammo,grenade launchers .. man has the police gone crazy, do they remember who they work for...I know things have sure change and they have to deal with some pretty deadly threats at times ...But Law Enforcement has become very heavy handed to regular citizens in the USA ... Cops pretty much engaged the public as the enemy and you are treated guilty till proven innocent with them .If you disagree with them or don't follow every command ,you will get a very heavy hand response from them ...Just look at you-tube and the national news speaks for itself . I do think some of the problems and back lash the police depts are seeing of their own making . Back to the subject , they will fine a way around it or BS the paperwork . Cops are people too and they are just as crooked as people on the streets . Didn't mean to get on a rant,but I'm also don't like what I see or cop shooting people in the back multiple times of unarmed people running away from them .....But you can believe this ...when you encounter a police officer today , keep ur mouth shut and make it quick as possible,cause you are in danger of your life and freedom ....

 

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