Obama Administration to End Some Military Equipment ...

Militarization of Police. Obama Administration to End Some Military Equipment Transfers to Police Grenade launchers are out, but police will …

Democrats push to limit transfer of military-grade gear to ...

The program allows the Pentagon to transfer excess military equipment to U.S. police departments. Former President Obama curtailed the program in 2015 after local police suppressed protests in ...

Trump Rescinds Ban on Transfer of Some Military Equipment ...

Sra Ramon A. Adelan/ZUMA Press/Newscom. President Trump rescinded limits imposed by the Obama administration on the transfer of equipment from the military to state and local police departments ...

Arizona police got more than $6 million in military gear ...

Over the past year and into 2021, Police agencies in Arizona have received $6.8 million in military equipment through the Law Enforcement Support Office of the Department of Defense.. The federal program that transfers surplus equipment to law enforcement throughout the country has sent upwards of $5.1 billion in surplus military equipment to law enforcement …

Biden should use his executive power to recall billions in ...

Former President Obama's Executive Order 13688 prohibited only a few items, but those restrictions forced police to start returning them to the Department of Defense. For the short time it was in effect, about $30 million in military equipment—including 126 tracked armored vehicles and 138 grenade launchers—were recalled under the ...

Golden one of 22 Dems to vote against banning transfer of ...

Golden one of 22 Dems to vote against banning transfer of military equipment to police. U.S. Rep. Jared Golden was one of 22 House Democrats last week who voted against an amendment to a defense spending bill that would have barred the transfer of certain military-style equipment to police departments.

There's a loophole in Obama's effort to keep military ...

There's a loophole in Obama's effort to keep military weapons from the police. The White House announced on May 18 that police departments will no longer be allowed to obtain certain kinds of ...

House Democrats reintroduce bill to curb transfer of ...

Former President Barack Obama had placed restrictions on the program in 2015 after local police suppressed protests in Ferguson, Mo., using military-grade equipment.

Biden plans to limit private prisons and transfer of ...

Biden plans to limit private prisons and transfer of military equipment to police Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 07:39 PM MYT Some of US President Joe Biden administration's actions will reinstate policies at the Justice Department that were in effect during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Defense Bills Targeted to Cut Off Military Gear to Police (1)

Following the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Obama curtailed the federal government's military equipment transfer program to local law enforcement amid a ...

Biden plans to limit private prisons and transfer of ...

Following the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Obama curtailed the federal government's military equipment transfer program to local law enforcement amid a public outcry over its use.

House Votes Down Amendment To Limit Transfer Of Military ...

The amendment showdown was the latest in a yearslong effort to limit the transfer of military equipment to the police. Johnson has been introducing stand-alone legislation on the issue since 2014. After the police brutality protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Obama signed an executive order that imposed some limits on the program.

Trump restores police surplus military equipment scheme ...

US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions imposed by Barack Obama on the transfer of surplus military-style equipment to the police. An executive order provides police with items including ...

Obama bans some transfers of military hardware to police ...

Obama bans some transfers of military hardware to police. The White House on Monday announced new limits on federal programs that supply local police with military-style equipment. After four ...

Obama administration bans some military-style assault gear ...

CAMDEN, N.J. -- The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of military-style gear to local police departments, as the president seeks to respond to a ...

New NDAA Proposals to Curtail Transfers of Military ...

Nearly $90 million worth of military equipment was transferred to police last year alone, and more than $7.4 billion since 1990. A majority of Americans support ending the program, a 2020 poll ...

Biden to limit transfer of military equipment such as ...

Following the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Obama curtailed the federal government's military equipment transfer program to local law enforcement amid ...

Trump Reverses Obama's Ban on Transfer of Some Military ...

Back in 2015, Obama decided that he would not allow the transfer of heavy military weapons to local police departments because it gave the …

Trump to restore program sending surplus military weapons ...

The White House said the 1033 program had resulted in the transfer of more than $5.4 billion worth of surplus military equipment to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, to include ...

Biden to Limit Transfer of Military Equipment to Police ...

With this announcement, he presented that one of his many new efforts would be to a place a limit on the amount and types of military equipment that police officers would be supplied with. The executive order would hereby reinstate a previous policy passed during the Obama era. This policy was overturned during the Trump's administration and ...

Why Trump Was Right to Reverse Obama's Policy on Military ...

Why Trump Was Right to Reverse Obama's Policy on Military Gear for Police. ... This program allowed the Defense Department to transfer excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.

Trump Administration Lifts Limits On Military ... - NPR

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seen on Aug. 16, announced Monday that the administration would once again supply local law enforcement with military-style equipment, reversing an Obama-era ...

Trump rescinding Obama's restrictions on transfer of ...

Trump rescinding Obama's restrictions on transfer of military-style equipment from DOD to local law enforcement today. Trump to roll back Obama's crackdown on military equipment for local police Among the previously restricted equipment that will potentially once again be available to law enforcement are body armor, riot shields, firearms ...

Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear …

Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Surplus Military Gear for Police. Trump's order removes restrictions President Obama imposed after the DOJ concluded the presence of such equipment inflamed violence ...

Trump to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to ...

A police officer at an anti-hate protest in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 27. President Trump plans to reverse Obama-era limits on the transfer of surplus military equipment to local police departments.

Obama limits military-style weapons for police forces ...

The Obama administration on Monday moved to prohibit federal agencies from providing local cops with certain kinds of military equipment such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and ...

Obama limits transfer of military equipment to police ...

President Barack Obama ordered the federal government Monday to stop distributing a limited inventory of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country because, he said ...

President Barack Obama Bans Some Military-Style …

WASHINGTON -- In an unexpected move, President Barack Obama on Monday will ban the federal government from providing certain military equipment to police departments. Effective immediately, the government will no longer provide local law enforcement with tracked armored vehicles, grenade launchers and bayonets.

If You Thought Obama Was Giving Less Military Gear to ...

If You Thought Obama Was Giving Less Military Gear to Local Police Departments, You Were Wrong. Despite President Obama's much-touted 2015 executive order, an In These Times investigation reveals ...

1033 Program FAQs - Defense Logistics Agency

The LESO/1033 Program is just one way for law enforcement agencies to obtain military sourced equipment. The LESO/1033 Program handles excess military property for use by law enforcement agencies, but prohibits transfer of military uniforms, body armor, Kevlar helmets and the other items discussed above.

Biden plans to limit private prisons and transfer of ...

Following the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Obama curtailed the federal government's military equipment transfer program to local law enforcement amid a ...

Trump to roll back Obama's crackdown on military equipment ...

Obama's order came in the wake of violent riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in which police, controversially, used armored vehicles and other heavy, military-type …

The Ambivalent Supplier: U.S. Arms Transfer Policy Under ...

In Fiscal Year 2020, the U.S. sold $175 billion worth of weapons to foreign partners and allies through the foreign military sales program ($50.78 billion) and direct commercial sales ($124.3 billion). One of Biden's initial foreign policy decisions as president was to stop U.S. support for offensive operations in Yemen and place a temporary ...

Donald Trump backs return of military weaponry to police ...

Donald Trump said on Monday that, if elected president, he would give back to police departments the controversial military equipment …