Ferguson Didn’t Get Guns From Pentagon


ferguson1The weapons and vehicles used by Ferguson, Missouri police to confront protesters immediately after Michael Brown’s death set off bipartisan calls to stop the Pentagon from giving military surplus to cops. The only thing is that none of Ferguson’s weapons came from the feds.

VICE News found Tuesday that the Defense Logistics Agency’s 1033 program, which has given $5 billion worth of military gear to departments over the last few decades, gave only “non-tactical” gear to Ferguson. On the list were laptops, generators, utility trucks, and mittens.

The Pentagon program does provide local and state police with assault rifles, grenade launchers, and armored vehicles though-and departments aren’t giving up the gear without a fightRead more at VICE News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. And if they did buy all of that body armour, sniper rifles, etc., where did they get the money? That’s not the sort of stuff you can pay for out of traffic ticket receipts.