Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found.
According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the Pentagon’s “1033 program,” which equips state and local police departments across the US with excess military equipment, turned up an alarming trend: Not only did many law enforcement agencies fail to comply with the program’s guidelines, they routinely lost dangerous weaponry.
Already, the investigation has found that police departments in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and others have lost or cannot account for various types of weapons. This list includes M14 and M16 assault rifles, .45-caliber pistols, shotguns, and even vehicles.
"they routinely lost dangerous weaponry"
that is very fucking alarming, who the hell are they being lost to? the same white supremacists bastards killing every one??
They “lost” this weaponry the same way they can bust a drug dealer with 10 kilos of coke and then write 4 kilos in their reports. 6 kilos just “disappears”.
Nothing that I can write will replace the impact of watching this 4 minute video, produced by ABC News 7 of a Bloomfield, NJ police department’s arrest of Marcus Jeter: Particularly rich were the r…
Holy fuck, watch the video and tell me why all cops shouldn’t wear cameras.
You wanna know what just doesn’t fucking matter in this whole thing? Whether Mike Brown had a juvenile record or not. It doesn’t fucking matter one bit. By making this a main issue people are inherently saying that he deserved to be gunned down for having a juvy record and that everything else that happened is okay because Mike Brown maybe did something bad. And I notice it’s all the same cop defenders who also cry out that “The Justice system needs to be followed.” Funny how that doesn’t apply to the apprehension of Mike Brown, or to the fact that you know, the DEATH PENALTY DOES NOT APPLY TO A SINGLE MURDER CHARGE ANYWHERE IN THE USA!
Not to mention that the Ferguson police department already confirmed that Darren Wilson, the man who killed Mike Brown, didn’t know fucking anything when he pulled him over. He had no idea that Mike Brown was a suspect in a robbery (which by the say is false, the store owner confirmed that it was not Mike Brown), or that he had a juvenile record. So why does it fucking matter now? It only matters to the cop defenders who now, don’t have any legs to stand on other that bigotry, ignorance, and racism.
Retroactively justifying the killing of Mike Brown, doesn’t make anything better, it doesn’t prove that Darren Wilson is fit for duty because he was already proven to have pulled them over for no reason. It doesn’t make the police response to peaceful protests okay. It doesn’t do anything because all of their decisions up until this point, were made in ignorance of these alleged “facts”.
What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
• they’re fucking womenWhy feminism should include anyone: they’re fucking people
Yeah, if your feminism doesn’t include everyone, then you’re not really a feminist are you?
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”