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The Militarization Of America's Police: Despite Obama Promises

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The Militarization Of America's Police: Despite Obama Promises, War-Weapon Spending Soared In 2014/15

Posted at ZeroHedge 05/11/2016

The militarization of America's police has been a topic of concern for years (most openly since The Boston Marathon bombing in 2013) but reached a crescendo in 2014 amid Ferguson's riots when the average joe was exposed to MRAPs up close and personal. In October 2014, President Obama began planning to increase funding for military equipment transfers to the police, but then in May 2015, he flip-flopped - proclaiming his goal to de-militarize the police. However, this was another lie. As Forbes reports, despite Obama's pledge to demilitarize the police new federal data shows that 2014 and 2015 were peak years for shipments of surplus military gear to local police departments across America.

As detailed previously, there is no doubt that the American police force has been drastically militarized ...

Read the rest of the post along with links to sources here : http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-11/militarization-americas-police-despite-obama-promises-war-weapon-spending-soared-201

I know most of us here at COP have known about this for some time . The warnings should be clear to everyone . America has a new military that is armed to the teeth . 

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