Trump Rolls Back Limits On Military Gear For PolicePresident Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to restore the flow of surplus military gear to local police departments.
San Leandro Votes To Purchase Armored Vehicle Despite Concerns About Militarization Of PoliceAmid an ongoing debate over the militarization of local police departments, the San Leandro City Council said they would move forward with plans to purchase an armored rescue vehicle.
San Leandro Police Seek Armored Rescue Vehicle, Critics Slam Proposal Over Militarization ConcernsPolice in San Leandro are hoping to buy an armored rescue vehicle that can also withstand rifle rounds. Some residents are upset over the proposed purchase, saying it’s another sign of the militarization of local police.
Mayor Says ‘Urban Shield’ Won’t Return To Oakland Next Year Amid Police Militarization DebateOakland Mayor Mean Quan said Friday that a disaster preparedness conference and training exercise that drew protests Friday evening will not take place in Oakland next year.
Police Militarization Opponents Protest 'Urban Shield' Training Exercise In OaklandProtesters gathered in Oakland on Friday to protest "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show that according to protesters promotes the militarization of police. The protest has apparently ended peacefully, with no arrests made.
'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.
San Jose Police Returning Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To Feds Amid Militarization DebateAmid a national debate over the militarization of the police, the San Jose Police Department has decided to return a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from the military surplus program.
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.