Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Montana restricts police acquisition of military gear...

Do the police really need grenades and weaponized drones?
April 24, 2015—No longer will Montana’s state or subsidiary agencies be armed to the teeth with weaponized drones, grenades, armored vehicles, or many other warrior worthy wares from the federal government. That’s thanks to efforts that led to Governor Steve Bullock signing House Bill 330 (HB330) into law yesterday.
The Tenth Amendment Center, The-Root-of-Police-Militarizationthe premier states’ rights and nullification organization, says, “By stripping state and local police of this military-grade gear and requiring them to report on their acquisition and use, it makes them less likely to cooperate with the feds and removes incentives for partnerships.”

While the Pentagon’s “1033 Program” is the most well-known source of police militarization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also offers grants to sheriffs and other local police that are triple the value of 1033. More here...

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