Military Grade Equipment And Federal Law Enforcement

  • Local Police Departments Get Millions In Military Gear

    Jun 04, 2020· While there are many ways for law enforcement agencies to acquire military-grade equipment, including outright purchases and grants, the 1033 program remains an important way for agencies to acquire big-ticket items at little to no cost.. The program, which expanded on prior efforts to dispose of surplus military gear, was created under the Clinton administration and authorized "all law ...

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  • Sens. Paul, Schatz, and Van Hollen Reintroduce the Stop ...

    S. 3931, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act: · Limits the transfer of military-grade equipment: Prohibits the federal transfer of militarized equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies – including MRAPs, drones, and armored vehicles.

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  • HAYES VOTES IN FAVOR OF LEGISLATION TO REFORM …

    Mar 04, 2021· Limit Military Equipment on American Streets & Requires Body Cameras by: Limiting the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement; Requiring federal uniformed police officers wear body cameras; Requiring state and local law enforcement to use existing federal funds to ensure the use of police body cameras; and

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  • FACT SHEET: GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT OF 2020

    Limit Military Equipment on American Streets & Requires Body Cameras • Limits the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement. • Requires federal uniformed police officers to wear body cameras and requires state and local law enforcement to use existing federal funds to ensure the use of police body cameras.

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  • Rand Paul is Right that Militarizing the Police Doesn’t ...

    Dec 10, 2020· Most Americans are probably unaware that police departments across the country have access to grenade launchers, drones, armored vehicles, and other military-grade equipment. But they do, thanks to an obscure federal policy allowing the military to transfer surplus equipment to law enforcement.

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  • Military equipment D.C. acquired from federal program | WTOP

    Aug 18, 2014· One congressionally mandated program supplying police departments with military grade equipment, called 1033, is run by the Law Enforcement …

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  • Local Police Departments Get Millions In Military Gear

    Jun 05, 2020· While there are many ways for law enforcement agencies to acquire military-grade equipment, including outright purchases and grants, the 1033 program remains an important way for agencies to acquire big-ticket items at little to no cost.. The program, which expanded on prior efforts to dispose of surplus military gear, was created under the Clinton administration and authorized "all law ...

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  • Rep. Sewell Votes for Police Accountability in Supporting ...

    Mar 03, 2021· Limit Military Equipment on American Streets & Requires Body Cameras. Limits the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement. Requires federal uniformed police officers to wear body cameras and requires state and local law enforcement to use existing federal funds to ensure the use of police body cameras.

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  • Stars and Stripes - Stripes - Independent U.S. military ...

    Mar 09, 2021· The Defense Department property, often from overseas warzones, has been shipped to more than 8,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for about 20 …

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  • Wyden, Paul, Schatz Reintroduce Bill to Limit Transfer of ...

    Sep 29, 2017· Limits the transfer of military-grade equipment: Prohibits the federal transfer of militarized equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies – including MRAPs, drones, and armored vehicles. This prohibition only applies to offensive equipment and does not prohibit the transfer of defensive equipment, such as body armor.

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  • Why police pay nothing for military equipment

    Jul 09, 2020· The 1033 program allows the Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies free of charge, as long as they pay for shipping and maintenance. Since ...

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  • Military-Grade Weapons Do Not Make Cops Or Cities Safer ...

    Dec 12, 2020· Over the last forty years, state and local police budgets have increased at astounding rates, with billions of dollars going toward military-grade equipment for law enforcement. The premise is simple: a better-equipped police force ought to be able to do their job—protecting the public—better, as well as offer more protection for the officers themselves. But two independent studies have ...

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  • Justice in Policing Act | Representative Colin Allred

    Limit Military Equipment on American Streets & Requires Body Cameras Limits the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement. Requires federal uniformed police officers to wear body cameras and requires state and local law enforcement to use existing federal funds to ensure the use of police body cameras.

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  • FACT SHEET: JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT OF 2020

    state and local law enforcement agencies’ establishing the same use of force standard. Limit Military Equipment on American Streets & Requires Body Cameras • Limits the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement. • Requires federal uniformed police officers to wear body cameras and requires state and local law ...

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  • BLM says they’re being ... - Law Enforcement Today

    Apr 22, 2021· “Here’s what you need to know: The Law Enforcement Support Office, known as the 1033 Program, allows the transfer of surplus military-grade equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.

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  • Trump Makes It Easier for Police to Get Military Equipment

    Nov 13, 2017· The striking images on social media of military equipment being used by ... Congress created the program in 1990 during the height of the war on drugs for federal and state law enforcement ...

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  • Federal Militarization of Law Enforcement Must End - EIN ...

    May 12, 2021· Today, state and local law enforcement possess more than 60,000 military grade rifles, 1,500 combat-ready trucks and tanks, 500 unmanned ground vehicles (functionally landed drones), and …

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  • Sens. Rand Paul and Brian Schatz Introduce the Stop ...

    This bipartisan legislation will establish limitations and create greater transparency on the transfer of surplus military-grade equipment to local law enforcement agencies. The bill will prohibit the federal transfer of militarized equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies including, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles ...

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  • Military-Grade Weapons Do Not Make Cops or Cities Safer, 2 ...

    Dec 10, 2020· Over the last forty years, state and local police budgets have increased at astounding rates, with billions of dollars going toward military-grade equipment for law enforcement…

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  • The Portland Military Policing Model Isn’t the Beginning ...

    Jul 27, 2020· Building on tactical lessons from Seattle and Miami, law enforcement upped the ante by bringing a new LRad (Long-Range Acoustic Device) purchased with a federal grant of over $100,000. Deployed against a protest of only two thousand people, the military-grade weaponry supported a strategy of catch and release by on-the-ground police.

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  • Providing police with military gear does not reduce crime ...

    Dec 09, 2020· The studies scrutinized the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) 1033 Program, which was established in 1990 and originally provided military surplus to be used in drug enforcement by ...

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  • Capitol Police Change Direction, Get Massive Military ...

    Jul 13, 2021· The U.S. Capitol Police will soon begin to use military-grade surveillance equipment as the department uses the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion to justify becoming an “intelligence-based protective agency.”. Now that the barriers have come down in Washington, D.C., after no threats to the country’s capital ever emerged after the January building ...

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  • Stars and Stripes - House Democrats reintroduce bill to ...

    Mar 09, 2021· The Defense Department property, often from overseas warzones, has been shipped to more than 8,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for about 20 …

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  • Police: Free Military Gear ‘Should Not Unnerve A Law ...

    Aug 21, 2014· Law enforcement lobbying groups appear unsettled by a growing call to reform the federal programs that funnel military-grade equipment …

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  • It’s Past Time to End the Federal Militarization of Police

    May 12, 2021· The 1033 program gives police and sheriff’s departments unique and unprecedented access to military gear. Since the program was created in 1996, the U.S. military has given roughly 10,000 law enforcement agencies $7.4 billion worth of equipment including grenade launchers, batons, combat vehicles, and hundreds of thousands of rifles.

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  • Wait, what? Capitol Police now obtaining military-grade ...

    Jul 16, 2021· So, we’ve got a law enforcement agency that is supposed to be limited to protecting lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol Complex suddenly being transformed and expanded into yet another government intelligence agency to go along with the 17 others we already have.

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  • Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear for ...

    Aug 28, 2017· The Obama limitations hurt law enforcement, Sessions added. ... Since 1990, the Defense Department has been allowed to transfer surplus military equipment and supplies to federal, state, and local ...

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  • The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local ...

    Aug 19, 2014· The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police. A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.

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  • Police get their military equipment from more sources than ...

    Jul 20, 2020· Since 2016, following an investigation of the 1033 Program triggered by policing during the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo., the federal government reports what surplus military equipment (and …

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  • City Councilors Introduce Legislation Prohibiting APD from ...

    Jun 08, 2020· The use of military grade equipment has not been shown to greatly reduce crime, but departments who possess such equipment have been shown to commit increased acts of police violence. “The use of military equipment on Albuquerque’s streets does not make us safer or lower crime,” says Councilor Pat Davis. “This equipment is not free.

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  • Local police forces continue to buy military-grade equipment

    Jul 16, 2021· Tarrant County law enforcement agencies have received more than $4.3 million in military surplus equipment through a federal Department of Defense program over …

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  • THE DEMILITARIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT - M4BL

    Since 1990, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has transferred over $6 billion in military grade equipment to local police departments across the country, including campus and school police, under the Excess Property 1033 Grant program.The program, which emerged in the heyday of the the “War on Drugs,” facilitated highly militarized “SWAT” team raids of homes, businesses, and ...

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  • What’s in the Justice in Policing Act? | PBS NewsHour

    Jun 12, 2020· The bill would also limit the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement, require federal uniformed police officers to wear …

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