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Surplus military gear donated to local Michigan police agencies

 
Surplus military gear donated to local Michigan police agencies
Posted August 20th, 2014 @ 8:58am

According to the Associated Press, several police agencies in Michigan have recieved several million dollars worth of surplus military equipment.

Public records indicate that that this includes 1700 M16 Automatic Rifles, several armored vehicles.

While there is no information disclosed on the specific agencies who have received the equipment, the Detroit Free Press said Dundee, a village in Monroe County, may have recieved a MRAP (Mine-Resistent Ambush Protected vehicle).

However, this isn't anything new.

Since 1990, surplus military equipment has been sent to local police agencies by the DoD, per congressional approval.

The original intent was to help police fight drugs, though that has since transitioned to terrorism.

Read more here.

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