Obama to Limit Military-Style Equipment for Police

President Obama “will ban the federal provision of some types of military-style equipment to local police departments and sharply restrict the availability of others,” the New York Times reports.

“The ban is part of Mr. Obama’s push to ease tensions between law enforcement and minority communities in reaction to the crises in Baltimore; Ferguson, Mo.; and other cities.”

Politico: “Bayonets, weaponized vehicles and grenade launchers are no longer available to local police, following a report from a presidential task force on the militarization of law enforcement released Monday. And if local cops want riot gear and other types of armored vehicles, they’re going to have to meet many new standards for training and data collection.”

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