Obama Announces a Plan to Restrict Police Use of Military-Style Equipment

by Rachel Baker on May 18, 2015

This is a good step, however, I’m not really sure it will make all that much difference. Sadly, the damage has already been done and limiting police use of military-style equipment doesn’t change a culture, it just makes it look different.

Here’s the inspiration:Obama Just Announced a Plan to Restrict Police Use of Military-Style Equipment

On Monday, the White House announced a plan to set new restrictions on local police departments from obtaining military-style equipment from the federal government. The limitation on military gear is part of an ongoing effort to rebuild trust between community members and law enforcement officials following the unrest seen in Ferguson, particularly the police response to protestors there.

The announcement is in response to a report put forth by a task force created by the president in December to address broken police relations, especially in minority communities. Banned items include wheeled-armored vehicles, battering rams, grenade launchers, and more.

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