Excess Property Program Under Scrutiny After Ferguson Demonstrations
In accordance with the Department of Defense's Excess Property Program, 20 districts around the country with a police force or public safety department now possess former military supplies. After the Ferguson demonstrations, the program, which offers everything from grenade launchers to armored police vehicles on indefinite loan to any state agency that applies, has come under increased scrutiny. Muckrock, a Freedom of Information Act watchdog website, has created an interactive map to show what equipment has been distributed where; around 30 states have responded.
By Jordan Moses
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