Cornel West: “Massive Transfer of Military Weapons to Local Police” During Obama’s Reign

Friday, December 5, 2014
By Paul Martin
December 5th, 2014

Even as police abuse against minority communities dominates national headlines, many have noted that police have been hardily armed for war under a controversial Pentagon surplus program (known as the DoD 1033 program).

It is as if America has descended rapidly into a warzone, as local authorities have been quietly (and with few details) given “surplus” military tanks & MRAPs, guns, weaponry (including grenade launchers), equipment and training to local police departments (and even schools).

But is this program necessary or even justified? And are we really surprised to see the American people now increasingly mistreated at the hands of police wielding this dangerously wrong-headed training and equipment?

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