San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful ProtestersThe new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.
Santa Cruz City Council Votes To Acquire Armored Police VehicleThe Santa Cruz City Council voted to accept a quarter million dollar grant for an armored police vehicle.
'Urban Shield' Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police MilitarizationLaw enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.
Davis City Council Tells Police To Tank Bulletproof VehicleThe Davis City Council has told the Davis Police Department to return its armored vehicle to the military within 60 days and to consider other alternatives for protection on four wheels.
Davis Police Department Adds Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To ForceThe newest crime-fighting tool for the college town of about 65,000 is a mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle. The MRAP was developed by the military for the war. After Pentagon budget cuts, the vehicle has been making its way to local law enforcement.