In the United States, the Program transfers excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies. The program legally requires the Department of  Description - Police departments - School districts - Political responses. Militarization of police refers to the use of military equipment and tactics by law enforcement officers. This includes the use of armored personnel carriers, assault rifles, submachine guns, flashbang grenades, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. Canada - Brazil - Germany - United States.

On April 29, Officer Roy Oliver of the Balch Springs Police Department in Texas shot and killed Jordan Edwards, who was a passenger in a. In Oklahoma, the Comanche Nation Police Department received nearly $ million in military gear including mine-resistant vehicles, military. Any other military equipment requested through federal programs had to Scroll through this list, see what military weapons your police dept.

Law enforcement needs all the surplus military equipment it can get its hands on, and Trump is making that a reality again. The amount of surplus military equipment sent to local police departments across the nation has sharply declined in recent months despite an. Specifically, Trump issued an executive order this week, lifting restrictions on state and local police departments obtaining surplus military gear.

President Trump rolled back Obama-era rules that limited the transfer of surplus military equipment to local police departments. Critics are concerned about police departments getting surplus military gear after President Trump ditched Obama-era reforms on training and. The program is designed to transfer military equipment from the Department of Defense to federal, state and local law enforcement.

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