Monday, May 18, 2015

Obama to limit military-style equipment provided to local police departments by the federal government

I am one foot out the door but saw this breaking news alert in my Email so I will throw it up as is and come back to it when I get home.

Here is the link.

Los Angeles Times | May 18, 2015 | 4:14 AM

In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.


  1. I bet O doesn't actually trust all those Podunk PD's that have been getting uparmored and uparmed over the years by Uncle Sugar to actually 'answer the bell' when the word comes down from on high....the White House. He's been talking
    for years about the need for that special 'civilian' defense force' that will be equal to the army. I bet he'd like to divert and warehouse all the stuff that might have gone to LEO while he recruits this 'special' force.....then he will use the equipment for them. He'll have his own personal army of brown brownshirts.

  2. Did you see the list? No tracked vehicles, no bayonets, no weaponized aircraft and no grenades. Even though they cannot strafe us, blow us up, poke holes in us or flatten us like road kill, they still get to have the other toys. It's kind of like the assault weapons ban...Looks good on the evening news but doesn't actually do jack sh@t


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