Defense Department aids over-militarization of local police

400-CNT-CRISIS-NEGOTIATIONHave you been paying attention to the trend of local police forces to become more militarized? In St Johns, Putnam, Clay and Flagler County, law enforcement agencies have received military-grade equipment through the Defense Department’s 1033 Program and the number of SWAT raids has skyrocketed.

Follow Historic City News for more details on this disturbing activity when we report for our local readers and on Watchdog Wire for all Florida residents affected by this controversial military armament program.

This quietly executed Department of Defense program has allowed billions of dollars worth of surplus military equipment to be transferred to local law enforcement agencies. Wait until you read about which departments now boast military-grade hardware; like grenade launchers and mine-resistant vehicles.

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