Obama Calls for Restricting Military Gear to Local Police

Just Questions. (by Colleen McCain Nelson, The Wall Street Journal) – President Barack Obama said Monday that he would ban federal transfers of certain military-style equipment to police departments as part of a broader administration effort to build trust between law enforcement and communities. With tensions still simmering after several ...

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 ...

Protect Our Police Act would codify Trump executive order ...

However, it does happen occasionally — under an Obama administration executive order, all 138 grenade launchers loaned out on the program through the years were prohibited and returned in 2015–16. The 1033 Program was nicknamed after the portion of federal law which greenlit the program: Section 1033 of a 1996 military appropriations law.

Police Are Using $1.6 Billion in Surplus Military Gear ...

A 2014 report by the White House under former President Barack Obama found that the federal government had provided 460,000 pieces of military equipment to local police…

If You Thought Obama Was Giving Less Military Gear to ...

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 …

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.

Report: Trump to overturn Obama's ban on military ...

The Trump administration is considering overturning an Obama administration policy that banned surplus military equipment being used by local police departments, USA Today reported. This policy change would allow police departments around the country to utilize excess military equipment, such as armored vehicles, "high-caliber weapons," bayonets an

Militarization of police - Wikipedia

The program has sent over $7 billion worth of excess military equipment to ... The 1033 program was instituted in 1997 under the Clinton administration amid pressure to bolster police …

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"I don't think the administration was under the assumption that they could stop police departments from relying on or acquiring military-style equipment," adds Sklansky. "Nor do I think they would want to. It makes sense to dial back the use of that kind of equipment and those kinds of tactics, but not to eliminate them."

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 ...

Obama bars some military equipment from going to local police

Obama bars some military equipment from going to local police A police officer with military-style gear watches over people protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last ...

New Studies: Demilitarizing Police Departments Does Not ...

Responding to public outrage after the display of militarized police in Ferguson, the Obama Administration banned some sales of military equipment to police under …

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 ...

The Pentagon's Hand-Me-Downs Helped Militarize Police ...

06.02.2020 04:54 PM. The Pentagon's Hand-Me-Downs Helped Militarize Police. Here's How. Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense Department property to ...

No proof that military equipment giveaway soaring under Biden

More:Protests against police put $454 million in military gear under spotlight We looked at the quarterly data of equipment transfers in the program and found that it's wrong to generalize and ...

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 ...

Police demilitarization and violent crime | Nature Human ...

My approach for estimating the effect of military weapons and equipment relies on regulatory changes implemented by the Obama Administration in response to public scrutiny of the 1033 Program in ...

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 ...

Obama Prepares to Reinforce the Militarized Police ...

A recent study show that, under the Pentagon's 1033 program, enacted in 1997, the value of military weapons, gear and equipment transferred to local cops did not exceed $34 million annually until 2010, the second year of the Obama administration, when it nearly tripled to more than $91 million.

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 ...

Obama Chooses Six Cities to Test Federal Police Scheme ...

The Obama administration's Justice Department announced this month that it had selected six U.S. cities to serve as pilot sites to develop and deploy federal guidance for local police, to …

Trump Makes It Easier for Police to Get Military Equipment

Trump Makes It Easier for Police to Get Military Equipment. Critics are concerned about police departments getting surplus military gear after President Trump ditched Obama-era …

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.

Equipping Cops with Military Surplus | City Journal

Contrast the relative apathy shown by many over Taliban possession of this equipment with the ongoing furor over the $7.5 billion worth of decommissioned military gear that the Department of Defense provides to U.S. and territorial police departments under the 1033 Program, which many on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures want to curtail or ...

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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 sense of fear and anger.