The Humble Libertarian

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Defense Department to further militarize U.S. law enforcement with hundreds of military robots

The militarized police state intensifies.
Last year I reported on the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, wherein local law enforcement agencies can obtain surplus military hardware through a website, only having to pay to pick up the equipment. Now, according to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), law enforcement will be even further militarized through the use of hundreds of military robots acquired by the Department of Defense over the past decade...These items will be available to absolutely any law enforcement agency, be they federal, state or local, so long as they have a counter-narcotics or counterterrorism mission of some kind....The 1033 Program is all about making it as easy as humanly possible for law enforcement agencies to get their hands on military equipment.
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