Giving local police surplus military equipment is a BAD IDEA

Aug. 29, 2017 by

  — Michael Clayton —   Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the federal government will restart a program that gives surplus heavy-duty military equipment to local law enforcement. The Department of Defense’s 1033 Program was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1997, but just two years ago President Obama downsized 1033 via executive order. This order prohibited the federal transfer of certain items such as “tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, camouflage