Safe Saturday

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Amendments to a controversial Pentagon program to sell military gear to domestic police forces have quietly extended the scheme to provide war on terror weaponry directly to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The amendments for FY2016, passed by Congress in late 2015, were highlighted in a briefing note published by the Congressional Research Service in February 2016. Under the controversial “1033” program, the Department of Defense (DoD) is able to provide “surplus” military-grade equipment to law-enforcement agencies.

The program, legislated for in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), provided local police forces access to billions of dollars worth of high-tech military equipment, including armoured tanks, rocket launchers, automatic weapons, night-vision goggles, and other supplies traditionally used by the U.S. Army in foreign war theaters.

The DHS often provided multimillion-dollar grants to law-enforcement agencies to purchase the military equipment.

@ TRUTHOUT

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17 Responses to Safe Saturday

  1. Den says:

    The natives are getting restless Kemosabe, what should we do?
    Go buy more war leftovers right away, that will scare ’em.

  2. Den says:

    Wars for this, wars for that, volunteer to look like a bug splat.

    Corporate America needs you to be stupid and go fight insane religious zealots.
    Don’t worry if you come back missing parts, the VA will put them back as soon as they can get through the backlog.

  3. Den says:

    A Non-War Image of some folks from the extensive Music School @ WSU that Doc sent.
    I’ll let him explain. ­čśë

  4. David B. Benson says:

    Overcast.

  5. Den says:

    Deschutes Mirror Pond here, pizza on deck.

  6. Den says:

    For the rest of the night I am going to let the LLamas do the talking.

  7. David B. Benson says:

    Up to TVD and back in 48 minutes. Lotsa wild roses, 2 rabbits, the tinyest bird with a big voice, 2 ducks flying overhead, maybe Mergansers, some swallows and a few other birds.

    Day 7: 184+48=232 minutes for this week.

  8. ┬║┬┐carol says:

    Why do I have to fill out a short form in order to click “like” on the posts here? If I fill in the blanks, will I ALWAYS be able to click “like” w/o a problem?

  9. ┬║┬┐carol says:

    “Bad Daddy” still not home, gate still open, no sigh of that poor pitbull. I checked our Animal Control site, he not in jail. “Bad Daddy” may have bailed, his propane tank gone, him gone and the gate open, causing a missing dog. ­čśŽ Gosh, I hope I”m wrong.

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