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September 1, 2017 01:15 PM
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"No, the feds shouldn't give war machines to the police." 
U.S. Senator Rand Paul
New York Post | August 28, 2017
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Tracking Military Weaponry and War Machines Flowing to America's Local Police Agencies

An OpenTheBooks Investigation

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Search our interactive map by ZIP code - even small towns are procuring heavy military weaponry.
 
This week Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rule change allowing weapons - typically used during war-time - to transfer to local police departments through the Department of Defense's 1033 Program.
  • Tracked armored (tank-like) vehicles
  • weaponized aircraft and vessels
  • grenade launchers
  • bayonets
  • and firearms with ammunition of .50-caliber or higher.
What's the legitimate law enforcement purpose for these weapons? Does the militarization of local police threaten our civil liberties?

Search our interactive map for all weaponry transferred to the 6,500 local, state and other federal police agencies across America since 2006. 

See it all - in your hometown, park district, forest preserve, junior college, university, county, state police - or federal agency such as Homeland Security, Interior and the Justice Department - across any ZIP code!
 
Read our Forbes editorialTracking Military Weaponry and War Machines Flowing to America's Local Police Departments.
 
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