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Do American Police Departments Need Military Weapons from the Pentagon?

Following the controversial use of military vehicles and weapons by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama ordered a review of federal programs that facilitate the flow of weaponry from the Pentagon to local police departments. These military transfers raise a host of questions. Do the police need armored vehicles, M‐​16s, and grenade launchers to do their job effectively? Are the Pentagon programs adequately monitored? Should no‐​knock police raids be rare, or routine? Please join us for a wide‐​ranging discussion of modern American policing.