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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 January 16th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 25 [ Submit a Story ]
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Issues on the table

BY MATT FOUNTAIN


PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER

San Luis Obispo County was host to new Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane (center), who spent the day touring Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and meeting with local watchdog groups SLO Mothers for Peace and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, as well as county supervisors Bruce Gibson (left) and Adam Hill (right) on Jan. 15. By all accounts, Macfarlane—the only NRC commissioner with a background in geology—asked good questions and took a lot of notes, discussing the need for greater seismic hazard assessment of the plant prior to any relicensing, as well as long-term storage of its highly toxic spent fuel and improving communications between the agency and the public. The stop was one of many in an international tour that included the Southern Edison plant in San Onofre and the hazardous Fukushima-Daiichi plant in Japan.