WASHINGTON – President Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies across the country. Claiming that it is an image and trust issue that local police have armed themselves with the Pentagon’s 1033 program.
It comes at a tentative time when local police are under extreme fire for their handling of several high profile deaths in police custody. The line in the sand has been drawn.
The idea that communities will accept police and more willing to work with them based on the cops ability to get weapons is baffling. It has the feeling of a stuffy academic who has never been asked to put theory into practice. For more click here.