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Highlighting the largest standing army in the world will get freedom hating pacifists worked up but hey, isn’t that the point? INFOGRAPHIC – PLEASE SHARE

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Georgia law enforcement officers responsible for a bungled SWAT raid that left a toddler burned and disfigured will not face criminal charges, a grand jury has decided. The case is now being reviewed by federal officials. News of the decision first broke on Monday, when a 23-person grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, called the …

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The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence. Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned …

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Millions of dollars worth of military equipment is transferred to more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. Some of the equipment is deemed necessary but other equipment, well…you be the judge. Use this database to see where the military equipment is going by state and county and the type of items being received, The listed …

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President Obama opened the door Monday to re-evaluating a massive Defense Department program that sends military equipment to local police forces, in the wake of concerns about the St. Louis County Police Department’s response to riots and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “There is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement, and …

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The startling scenes this week of heavily armed police clashing with protesters in a St. Louis suburb have galvanized a bipartisan push in Washington to challenge a controversial Pentagon program that gives away free military gear to local law enforcement. Concerns about the so-called “militarization” of local police have been simmering for some time. But …

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Following the police-involved shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, unrest has gripped a St. Louis suburb as protesters and police have clashed for two days straight. The looting and violence that occurred after the tragic shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, resulted not only in multiple arrests, but also a stronger police response. The video below is …

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