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Civil Rights Group Urges Greater Executive Action Following President's Limits on Military Weaponry for Police


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Civil Rights Group Urges Greater Executive Action Following President's Limits on Military Weaponry for Police

NEW YORK, NY - President Obama announced that the US government plans to prohibit federal agencies from providing local law enforcements certain kinds of militarized equipment such as grenade launches, high-caliber weapons and bayonets. A longer list of equipment provided by the federal government will be controlled more tightly, though not banned. In order to obtain weaponry, local agencies will have to get approval and provide an explanation of why they need it, receive adequate training, and collect sufficient data on the use of the equipment.

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