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While it is important that the MPD provide security during the DNC, officers don’t need tanks, tear gas and rubber bullets to do it. The Common Council must prevent the MPD from obtaining weapons of war to use against our community.https://t.co/YUvlr8VivY — ACLU of Wisconsin (@ACLUofWisconsin) July 22, 2020
Madison police and 23 other law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin each received a mine-resistant armored vehicle from the program. Police in Sturgeon Bay got an outboard motor out of it, among other items.The Department of Defense has given Wisconsin police departments and sheriff’s offices $25.6 million worth of surplus military equipment since 1997, according to…
Hi (name), Great question and here is my response: Waunakee Police received a grenade launcher from military surplus in May of 1998. I was not the Chief. I can’t speak for the previous chief on why the Chief decided to obtain one. I became Chief in the year 2000 and was not even aware that…
Via Time Magazine’s Stunning Cover About Michael Brown And Ferguson, Missouri @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.
Via The police state in Ferguson, Missouri (VIDEO) @ Blogging Blue.
But why a law enforcement agency like the Madison PD needs such a vehicle is not completely clear. The department, although one of the largest in the state, has struggled to solve most of the crimes that occur in its jurisdiction. According to annual reports dating from 2005-2013 available on the Madison Police Department website,…
Via Stunning Stats on Cops Killing @ Dad29.
We’ve often mentioned that the “rule of law” in this country is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, mostly because those who are the ‘rulers,’ particularly in the judiciary, are demolishing it. Let’s hope that this is NOT another chapter in that particular book. … Via Ferguson, Ruby Ridge @ Dad29.
Via Police Kill and Assault No One in Ferguson, Missouri Last Night @ MAL Contends . . .
Via American Policing in a Picture @ MAL Contends . . ..
According to records from the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, thousands of items ranging from armored vehicles and fast boats to sophisticated imaging systems and fully automatic weapons have been transferred from the military to local police and sheriff’s departments. Because of Wisconsin’s open records law, Media Trackers reviewed a DMA spreadsheet that listed all…
Via Fox Cities police defend adding military trucks to fleets @ JS Online.