Military Weapons Flood Police Departments – People Pushing Back Against Same.

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RINF (Rebellious Investigative News & Films)       Posted June 09,2014

New York Times reveals Obama has overseen rapid militarization of local law enforcement.

Under the Obama administration, surplus weapons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—from grenade launchers to machine guns to silencers—have militarized police departments across the United States at unprecedented levels, the New York Times revealed in an investigation published Sunday.

Pentagon data shows a massive transfer of military weapons to local law enforcement on Obama‘s watch, including “tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night–vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft,” writes journalist Matt Apuzzo.

Since 2006, police departments across the United States have received 432 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP0 armored vehicles, 435 other armored vehicles, and 533 planes and helicopters, the report reveals.

The trend is attracting increasing attention from journalists. Mark Alesia writes for theIndianapolis Star, “[T]o some, the introduction of equipment designed for war in Fallujah, Iraq, to the streets of U.S. towns and cities raises questions about the militarization of civilian police departments.” He adds, “Does it blur the line between civilian police and the military?”

The weapons have been handed over through the little-known military transfer program, which was established by Congress in the early 90s and allows the Department of Defense to give “surplus” weapons to local police and sheriffs.

In addition to the free giveaway program, several police departments have applied for federal grant money to purchase military fighting vehicles and other equipment, Apuzzo notes

People across the United States are pushing back against the militarization of local police. From Oakland, California to Boston, Massachusetts, opposition is growing against the increased militarization of policing across the United States.

Source: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/concern-grows-military-weapons-flood-police-departments/            via whatreallyhappened.com

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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