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A Maricopa County, Arizona police SWAT team with an armored vehicle stand guard outside a campaign rally being held by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Fountain Hills, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

How Teenagers Got Police To Back Down And Remove Military-Grade Weaponry From Their High Schools

After nearly two years of sit-ins and protests, a coalition of Los Angeles high school students and grassroots organizers forced the police department for the second-largest public school district in the United States to remove grenade launchers, M-16 rifles, a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, and other military-grade weaponry from its arsenal.

May 31, 2016
Top News, National News, Ferguson, Militarization, Police, Weapons, Pentagon, Law Enforcement-Industrial Complex, 1033 Program

Can States Slow The Flow Of Military Equipment To Police?

Lawmakers look to tamp down the “law enforcement-industrial complex” in order to avoid another Ferguson.

March 26, 2015

MRAP, Maxx, And The Militarization Of Our Local Police Forces

What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It’s still a mystery how Santa Claus got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a nifty present that most children could only dream about: A big honkin’, steel-clad, war toy called MRAP. But Bastrop is not a 6-year-old child, and an MRAP is not a toy. Bastrop is […]

January 8, 2014