Saturday, April 30, 2016

Michigan police bulk up with military surplus - armored trucks, grenade launchers

MICHIGAN -- Some call it the militarization of police.
Local police chiefs and sheriffs say they're just keeping up with the Joneses.
Whatever the spin, it's clear many West Michigan police agencies have become better equipped to handle both violent incidents and disasters, thanks to the U.S. military.
Since about 1990, police have been able to acquire military surplus through the federal government via the 1033 Program.

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