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Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
No. Police are meant to serve the people, not to threaten them.
If they use it properly I don’t see any reason why not, but I don’t feel comfortable seeing cops with assault rifles.
Nothing says democracy like a bayonet to the butt.

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The following article was posted on December 18th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 20 [ Submit a Story ]
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Second-in-command Tim Covello makes a bid for SLO County District Attorney

BY MATT FOUNTAIN


FILE PHOTO BY DAVID MIDDLECAMP/SLO TRIBUNE

“Junkyard Dog” is a term usually reserved for tenacious defense attorneys, but it could also work in a positive way for current Assistant D.A. Tim Covello (pictured here in a judge-mandated media pool photo by a Tribune photographer during the Dystiny Myers murder trial). As the DA’s Office’s felony trial team leader, he’s successfully prosecuted many of the county’s biggest cases against the most heinous of criminals. Though we have an article about his established competition, Deputy DA Dan Dow in this week’s issue, look for an in-depth interview with Covello in a future issue of New Times.