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Treasure Coast Militarization Increases With Use of Stolen Money

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office just added a Bearcat to their arsenal thanks to being able to legally steal other people’s propety who haven’t even been convicted of a crime. The MCSO was able to buy a $337,000 Bearcat G3 due to the efforts of policing for profit. Future purchases may be limited as Eric Holder […]

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San Diego school district gets hands on MRAP

At Guns.com Max Slowik writes: The San Diego Unified School District just picked up an armored MRAP through the so-called “1033 Program,” the 1997 that granted permanent authority to the Secretary of Defense to transfer defense material to federal and state agencies for use in law enforcement, particularly those associated with counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities. […]

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Battlefield: Senators Criticize Militarization of Local Police Departments

There is growing uproar from democrats and republicans over the waste and exuberance of a Pentagon program that has led to the militarization of local police forces. At WSJ Andrew Grossman covers the groundswell: Senators on Tuesday criticized federal programs that outfit police departments with military gear, saying they waste funds and sow mistrust between law enforcement […]

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Battlefield: Treasure Coast Law Enforcement Takes Advantage of Pentagon’s ‘Everything Must Go’ Sale

After protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free. We previously noted: The stats across the Treasure Coast are mind-boggling. Indian River County received $1,186,212.34 of military equipment. This includes (12) 7.62 millimeter […]

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Battlefield: Local Lawn Enforcement Ready to Deploy Military Weaponry in Neighborhoods

The militarization of the police has been seen across the country.  On the Treasure Coast we have witnessed an MRAP respond to the scene of a police murdering a man for answering his door. Simply answering aggressive knocks on your door with a gun sent Fort Pierce into Defcon 3. The local law enforcement, which […]

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Is a Nationwide Local Government Backlash Against Police Militarization Beginning?

The Ron Paul Institute picked up on Davis, CA City Council voting to get rid of the police department’s MRAP military vehicle. Saint Lucie County has several MRAPs creating a serious issue of police militarization that spans the Treasure Coast. What to do with the unwanted military vehicle? Maybe, like the cars at the Cadillac […]

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Battlefield: Utah Police Get MRAP’s and Grenade Launchers

The Department of the Defense seems to be doing their own form of deputizing local police. The DOD is doling out waste from the bloated DOD budget to local officials turning hometowns into battlefields at the expense of the taxpayers. According to an audit conducted April 2013, Utah’s law enforcement agencies have received $2.8 million […]

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Battlefields Across the Country and Here at Home

The federal government blew $60million dollars on equipment they didn’t need.  Fort Pierce “got pushed through” quickly because of the violence here.  The militarization of the police force in Fort Pierce and other towns across the country is turning communities into battlefields Through a 1033 program, the US military is selling cheaply or giving away […]

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Battlefield Ft. Pierce: A Handgun Escalates Military to DEFCON 3

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Pierce Police Department responded to a complaint of loud noise at the 1600 block of Avenue Q in Fort Pierce, at a home across from FK Sweet Elementary School on January 14, 2014. Reports state that two deputies showed up at the home shortly after 3:00pm.  […]

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Battlefield Ft. Pierce: The Militarization of U.S. Domestic Policing

Welcome to the next installment of Battlefield Fort Pierce. It’s been reported here that the City of Fort Pierce Police Department had acquired an armored military vehicle (MRAP) in a city of 41,000 residents for their SWAT team. However, with a recent day of heavy rain, 10.6 inches in Ft. Pierce, that temporarily flooded some […]

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