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Police Departments spending on militarized equipment

Posted: August 20, 2014 at 8:00 am by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

Host Maeve Conran speaks with ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein about police departments spending on militarized equipment. Recent reports from the ACLU and the New York Times, document and describe how police departments across the US, including Colorado, have been purchasing and using militarized gear including assault weapons, armored vehicles, and body armor.

 

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