Tag Archives: militarization

Pentagon Sends $5.1 Billion in Military Gear to Local Police

Fact: Since the early 1990s, the Pentagon has sent at least $5.1 billion in military gear to local police departments.

Source: Police Lobby Fights to Keep Gear, The Hill

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SWAT Teams for “barbering without a license”

Fact: In 2010, Florida police conducted a series of “SWAT” style raids on minority-owned barbershops.

Fact: 35 people were physically arrested by masked officers for “barbering without an active license.”

Source: Another Lawsuit Filed in Barbershop Raids, Orlando Sentinel