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Mapping The Militarization Of America's Police Force Since 2006


A few months ago we warned about the SWATification of America, mapping the surplus military gear by state. Having  already documented America's conversation to a turnkey totalitarian banana republic (confirmed over a year later by Edward Snowden), we note the following six charts from The NY Times that show the spread of military-style equipment - including aircraft, vehicles, body armor, grenade launchers and assault rifles - since the creation of the free Defense Department program in the 1990s.

 The Summary:

Which begs the question: just who is America's police force - and by extension the Obama administration, which is behind this quiet militarization of local police forces with weapons that would normally be seen in a warzone - preparing for war against?

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