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Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear

Are “lawmakers” getting the message?

By Catie Edmundson

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress have begun a new push to shut down a Pentagon program that transfers military weaponry to local law enforcement departments, as bipartisan urgency builds to address the excessive use of force and the killings of unarmed black Americans by the police.


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