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Donald Trump to reauthorize selling military gear to the police

August 28, 2017

  Back in 2015 Barack Obama signed an Executive Order banning the sale of military gear to local police departments, it is now being reported that Donald Trump is on the verge of reversing this policy. Here is more:

The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a policy implemented during the Obama administration.

President Barack Obama issued an executive order in 2015 prohibiting the transfer of a host of equipment, including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms following controversy over the “militarization” of the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there’s an occupying force as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said at the time. “It can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message.”
President Donald Trump will sign a new executive order Monday rescinding Obama’s directive and Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the policy change during a speech at the annual conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received multiple standing ovations and appeared touched by the warm welcome.
  I have a major problem with this: this is one time where I actually agree with Barack Obama, I find it off-putting and disturbing to see police using this type of equipment. I do not find it all comforting to see armored police vehicles roaming the streets. I do not like seeing police in riot gear but at least that is somewhat understandable in a tense situation with violent protesters if that is what it takes to keep the peace.
  You would be hard-pressed to convince me there is ever a time when the police can justify purchasing hand grenades and I hope this portion of the article is hyperbole and not fact.
  I also find it troubling that so many people who claim to care about the Constitution seem to be okay with this because their guy is doing it, I wonder if they would feel the same if the roles were reversed.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
12 Comments leave one →
  1. Brittius permalink
    August 28, 2017 7:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    The president does that, but will not authorize Constitutional Carry. Impeach the bum. Bring Pence out of the bullpen.

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    • petermac3 permalink
      August 28, 2017 7:14 pm

      If not, I do believe Cory Booker will be inaugurated as our third black president in 2021.

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    • August 28, 2017 7:44 pm

      Thanks for the reblog. I wonder how many people on the left calling for impeachment actually realize it won’t make Hillary President but will put Pence in the White House.

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      • August 29, 2017 12:45 am

        WHAT! she won’t … what do you mean Steve? She’s deserving, why not! It’s Russia’s fault, why can’t anyone ‘see’ THAT!🙃😷🤕 geesh!

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      • August 29, 2017 5:36 am


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      • Brittius permalink
        August 29, 2017 5:38 am

        You’re welcome, and you know something, I thought the same thing when the cry babies started all that.

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  2. August 29, 2017 12:51 am

    Christopher has an interesting take on where things are heading, and he’s not ‘keen’ on this either but he sets the stage for why he see’s it’s being done.:
    The REAL Reason Trump is Militarizing the Police
    I just viewed it 2 hrs ago and now utube has placed a ‘Content Warning’ on it forcing people to sign in to ‘confirm your age’. Which really mean is AI is tracking you specifically for watching this vid. Hopefully you’ll have 10 mins or so to view it. Basically he says that the police ‘like and are for Trump’ and when the civil war comes they’ll be ready to put down the ‘radicals’ from both sides. The globalist are ‘stirring the pot’ of their ‘hate potion’ and using (once again) the ignorant and ’emotionally manipulated’ (indoctrinated) to cause chaos and mayhem. Utbue is obviously putting the ‘restrictions’ even tighter for alt news!

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  3. August 29, 2017 7:15 pm

    One time i picked up they were giving away bayonnetts. Now why would you need those? Ohio State comes to mind. First time I saw them roaming the streets with them.


  4. August 29, 2017 11:47 pm

    Can’t have a police state unless the police are equipped like an occupying force.

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