Amid Calls To Change Policing, Two Kansas City Area Sheriffs Want To Get Rid Of Armored Vehicles They Got From The Pentagon
Since the early 1990s, law enforcement agencies in Missouri and Kansas have received more than $35 million in used and surplus military equipment from the Pentagon. Now, as calls increase around the nation to defund and demilitarize police departments, some local agencies are taking stock of hundreds of rifles, pistols, night vision goggles, and armored vehicles in their possession courtesy of something known as the 1033 Program.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Local Police Giving Up Military Weapons
The reality is that the politics, optics and cost for maintenance makes this equipment a liability . . . Take a look: