Obama bans some military equipment sales to police - USA TODAY

Through an executive order in January, Obama asked for federal departments to consult with police and civil rights groups to come up with recommendations on police use of military equipment. Obama ...

Obama limits transfer of military equipment to police ...

Speaking to a crowd in Camden, N.J., Obama argued that the heavy use of war-zone equipment gives people the wrong impression about the role of police and fuels a …

Transfer of Military Hardware to Police Could Lead to ...

The United States Department of Defense's program to provide military equipment to police departments –curtailed by the Obama administration – has been given a second life under President Trump.

7 Ways The Obama Administration Has Accelerated Police ...

There were signs that President Barack Obama might rein in the mass militarization of America's police forces after he won the White House. Policing is primarily a local issue, overseen by local authorities. But beginning in the late 1960s with President Richard Nixon, the federal government began instituting policies that gave federal authorities more power to …

Obama bans some military equipment sales to police - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — President Obama has banned the sale of some kinds of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, following widespread criticism of a paramilitary-like response to riots in ...

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

Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear for Police. Trump's order removes restrictions President Obama imposed after the DOJ concluded the presence of such equipment inflamed violence ...

Surplus military gear keeps flowing after Trump reversed ...

Using federal data, the analysis found that law enforcement agencies largely gave up controversial items such as grenade launchers and bayonets, prohibited under the Obama administration. Police ...

7 Ways The Obama Administration Has Accelerated Police ...

Now, civil rights and civil liberties advocates are calling on the Obama administration to respond to the events in Ferguson by discouraging police from relying so heavily on military equipment ...

Obama Bans Some Military-Style Equipment Provided To …

WASHINGTON -- In an unexpected move, President Barack Obama on Monday will ban the federal government from providing certain military equipment to police departments. Effective immediately, the government will no longer provide local law enforcement with tracked armored vehicles, grenade launchers and bayonets.

Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear …

Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear for Police. Trump's order removes restrictions President Obama imposed after the DOJ concluded the presence of such equipment inflamed violence ...

Militarization of police - Wikipedia

8 In July 2016, the Obama Administration announced that it would revisit the 2015 ban on some types of military equipment for police forces, and begin a process of case-by-case review. On August 28, 2017 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the lifting of restrictions on the transfer of military equipment to law enforcement agencies.

How the Obama administration gives away military-grade ...

Now, civil rights and civil liberties advocates are calling on the Obama administration to respond to the events in Ferguson by discouraging police from relying so heavily on military equipment ...

How police departments got billions of dollars of tactical ...

How police departments got billions of dollars of tactical military equipment. David Brancaccio, Rose Conlon, and Candace Manriquez Wrenn Jun 12, 2020. Heard on: Amid protests, some want to end ...

The Military-Style Equipment Obama Is Banning for Police

The Obama administration announced Monday that under new rules police departments will no longer be able to purchase certain kinds of military-grade equipment and weaponry from federal agencies or ...

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Despite President Obama's much-touted 2015 executive order, an In These Times investigation reveals evidence that police departments are still receiving as much military hardware from the Pentagon ...

Obama Bans Some Military-Style Equipment Provided To Police

WASHINGTON -- In an unexpected move, President Barack Obama on Monday will ban the federal government from providing certain military equipment to police departments. Effective immediately, the government will no longer provide local law enforcement with tracked armored vehicles, grenade launchers and bayonets.

No proof that military equipment giveaway soaring under Biden

President Barack Obama in 2015 ordered a review of the program following the police response to protesters in Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown, although the program was left largely ...

Obama bans some transfers of military hardware to police ...

More than $4 billion of military equipment has been transferred to police under the 1033 program since it was created in the late 1990s. ... the Obama administration selected Camden as one of ...