Trump Authorizes Military Hardware Transfer to Local Police Forces

from Sputnik International

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Monday to officially revoke prohibitions imposed by his predecessor on the transfer of surplus military equipment to state and local police forces.

“Executive Order 13688 of January 16, 2015 (Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition), is hereby revoked,” Trump’s order said.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier that Trump would sign the executive order reversing former President Barack Obama’s restrictions on the transfer of armored vehicles, large caliber weapons, grenade launchers and other military equipment to police forces…

The Department of Defense program to provide surplus military gear to local police departments began in 1990… (under Bush I, continued under Slick Willie the Neoliberal, then by Bush II (Cheney’s boy) and by President Peace Prize until things got too hot)

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