BREAKING NEWS: President Obama orders a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to buy military equipment, a senior administration official confirms to Fox News.
Fact is, they don't BUY a damn thing, it is given to them at NO CHARGE.
Do they seriously think that Podunk Minnesota, for example, could afford to buy a $350,000 armored vehicle?
Want to see some deception?
If you click on the link at the headline above at the Fox News Main Page, it takes you to the article with a completely different headline that says the military surplus gear is given away.
Obama orders review of giving local police military gear
The old bait and switch routine.
DEVELOPING: President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.
The review will include whether the programs are appropriate; whether such police agencies are getting the necessary training and guidance to use the equipment and whether the federal government is sufficiently auditing the use of the equipment obtained through federal programs and funding.
The president hinted Monday that a review was likely, in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in which the local police department using military equipment to try to control the ensuing protests and riots.
Either way, the story is saying that the program is going to get reviewed.
I ain't holding my breath on any substantial changes any time soon and will instead predict that the program suddenly accelerates so they can get their hands on as much as possible just in case there are any changes.
They will figure once it's been disbursed it will be harder to get back,or in other words, it will be easier to ask forgiveness than permission at that point.