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Here’s How Lawmakers Use The War On Terror To Defend Police Militarization

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WASHINGTON — Local police forces need military equipment to fight terrorism, members of Congress argued in June when they successfully beat back legislation that would have restricted the Defense Department’s ability to transfer such weaponry to police departments. During a late-night debate on an annual defense appropriations bill, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) tried to attach an amendment to demilitarize the police. Specifically, his measure would have blocked a Defense Department…

American flags made in China now banned in U.S. military – CBS News

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Soldiers carry them into battle, fly them high over foreign bases, and triumphantly carry them in processions, but those stars and stripes, until now, have often been made in China. That irony spurred North Bay Congressman Mike Thompson to write legislation requiring flags purchased by the Department of Defense be 100 percent “Made in America,” reports CBS San Francisco. That legislation is now law, signed as part of the 2014 omnibus appropriations bill. “I…

Air Force S*xual Assault Prevention Chief Arrested, Accused of S*xual Assault

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By Staff Blogger The chief of the Air Force’s, S*xual Assault Prevention and Response program, Lt. Col Jeffrey Krusinski, has been arrested for s*xual assault. He was arrested last Sunday in Arlington, Virginia. Krusinski, after allegedly groping a woman in Virginia, faces charges of s*xual battery, according to police reports. Apparently, a woman complained to the police after she was approached by a drunken male who grabbed her breast and…