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Obama Moves to Halt US Police Militarization

Following episodes of racially charged unrest that brought militarized troops onto the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. government is imposing new federal restrictions on some military-style equipment for local law enforcement. The federal government is halting funding of gear such as tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft, grenade launchers and camouflage – equipment that an inter-agency group found eroded public trust in law enforcement, the...

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