The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The U.S.

December 5th, 2011

Via: Business Insider:

The US military has some of the most advanced killing equipment in the world that allows it to invade almost wherever it likes at will.

We produce so much military equipment that inventories of military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, and grenade launchers eventually start to pile up and it turns a lot of these weapons are going straight to American police forces to be used against US citizens.

Benjamin Carlson at The Daily reports on a little known endeavor called the “1033 Program” that gave more than $500 million of military gear to US police in 2011 alone.

1033 was passed by Congress in 1997 to help law-enforcement fight terrorism and drugs, but despite a 40 year low in violent crime, police are snapping up hardware like never before. While this years staggering take topped the charts, next years orders are up 400 percent over the same period.

Research Credit: noncompliant

3 Responses to “The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The U.S.”

  1. Larry Glick Says:

    As hundreds of thousands of kill-crazy ex-military return from the killing fields of Iraq and Afghanistan, guess what kind of work many of them are going into? Police work. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

  2. dale Says:

    “you have ten seconds to comply”

  3. pookie Says:

    “You have ten seconds to comply,” the cop shouts through his battle helmet to the deaf man, who might be able to read lips if he could SEE them.

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