'Military-Grade Weaponry goes missing' [DAHBOO7]
- uploaded: Aug 30, 2014
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Insufficient Accountability: Dozens of Police Departments Suspended for Losing US Military-Grade Weaponry
Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found.
According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the Pentagon’s “1033 program,” which equips state and local police departments across the US with excess military equipment, turned up an alarming trend: Not only did many law enforcement agencies fail to comply with the program’s guidelines, they routinely lost dangerous weaponry.
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