Why is the Pentagon Giving Grenade Launchers to Police?

September 6, 2014   |   ANTIMEDIA

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Aaron Nelson (The Anti-Media)
September 6, 2014

Do you think police departments need grenade launchers?

Since 2006 through the Pentagon’s 1033 program, police have obtained 205 grenade launchers, 79,288 assault rifles, 422 helicopters, 50 airplanes, 600 tanks, and more than $3.6 million worth of camouflage gear.

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We would like to remind citizens of Ohio and the rest of the country: the military gear your police departments are acquiring, such as the grenade launchers and armored vehicles, must be used within one year or else the equipment will be transferred elsewhere.

If you’ve not been paying attention to the war zone in Ferguson, the following image will disturb you.

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Citizens have become civilians and we are living in a militarized police state. For the first time in history, Amnesty International sent a team of observers to monitor human rights abuses inside the United States. The National Guard was deployed, and even a no-fly zone was declared.

This is what the NDAA looks like. When the only difference between the police and the military is their command structure, there is no practical difference and its up to us to stop this from happening again.” – Dan Johnson, People Against the NDAA

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Face it. The militarization of the police is out of control and we need to recognize this common threat to us all. Are you okay with allowing this darkness to dominate the future our children will be living in after we’re all dead?

Can we all agree this is not okay?

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72 Comments

  1. I'll like to see some american cops, with there military gear placed in afghan or iraq. Where's theres enemies with guns… And see how they compare?

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  2. Maybe the Taliban will take care of them for us. It's a win win

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  3. the reason the gov is providing military weapons is because the law prohibits the use of the military against U.S. citizens. so instead they arm and train the police to circumvent the law and the spirit of it.

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  4. We've stopped training men in parris island. I didn't see a single troop of men. I did see 7 platoons of women. No men. I was on the island, on base, from 1000 to 1500 that day and saw no men. When the order comes down don't expect there to even be an active military for us to partner with.

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  5. Chemical agents

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  6. Same reason prisons have grenade launchers.

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  7. Hell they will run and cry like babies! You see it took 3 of them just to take down a 15 year old school girl on a cell phone! The only way they would last is if they already were there and know that REAL SHIT happens!

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  8. Just more 2nd Amendment vindication. The 2nd was never about hunting or home defense, it was always about resisting a tyrannical state. They're militarizing because of what they're about to do.

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  9. Federal Govt. know that the police are bad shots… This is why they need a grenade launcher…

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  10. FUCK THE POLICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. FUCKEM FUCK EM FUCK THE PIGS> I HATE COPS!!!! NEVER CALL THE PIGS YOUR LIFE WILL BE RUINED> THEY HATE YOU AND I HATE THEM> FUCKYOU PIGS

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  12. Or just follow the law and appreciate what you have you ungrateful whiners. If you dislike your country so much move to Canada. . .

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  13. @Randy – You live in Calgary like myself, what's the beef? Lol

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  14. Say that when you get beat shot or tazed

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  15. You can try to obey the law all you want, That does not protect you from police abuse, or a raid on your house (what wrong house? opps guess you shouldnt have lived there then)…. get my point…. oh… and i took your advice years ago. Ive been living in Asia for several years now, and I must say, Its much much better. This country is rated the 2nd safest country in the world to live in…. and about a month ago, i walk walking down the street drinking a beer, and walked into a police station to ask for directions… guess what happened…. haha… i ended up taking a picture with the cops, in the station, WITH the beer in my hands…. I love it <3.

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  16. When police use this kind of weapon it's not with explosive grenade but gas.(like during a manifestation) it's the same weapon but not the same munition.

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  17. Na fuck that u can move to canada and take you're police loving ass with you

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  18. Steven, do you know the definition of 'democracy?' I'm not so sure that you do if your advice is to sit down, shut up, and just accept legitimate political ills.

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  19. Yeah just like they're using rubber bullets in Ferguson right. …? Turned to real bullets real quick… like the same week if not same day

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  20. All of you have a solid point however it will never and complaining with out a solution is called whining… Asian you look like a bum with your girly selfies that bags for change, A lot of people give up on order and showing respect for authority.

    When you are young we have to listen to our parents and get sent on time out when we miss behave; same applies when we become adult and instead of timeout its jail or an officer putting your mouthy self in your place.

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  21. Aidan – You look like a dirty hippy that would get into trouble with the law

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  22. that America love it or leave it shit is the stuff of the weak and cowardice. how about instead of running away we stay and fight for change. if the founders of this country had followed your advice there would be no America. wise up !

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  23. Steven Grubwinkler , resorting to insults, hunh? Good for you. Ya know what? Maybe you're right. Case in point. Some people -even as adults- are just too stupid to handle life without being babysat by their government.

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  24. So then behave and follow the rules, This is way we have a court of law. If people stopped robbing banks, armored truck, or were heavily organized into the drug world we wouldn't need it you fools. Remember 1997 east Hollywood shoot out? …. Simple minded people

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  25. Again, simple minded…… Complaining with out a solution is called whining.

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  26. you mean like the texas women and children who were remove at gunpoint because the moronic cops couldn't tell the difference between the tan car they were loking for and the burgundy car she was driving? get real man!

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  27. Sucks to be you guys, That doesn't happen in Canada and Texans for the most part are a while other type of people.. *Poor example grampa*

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  28. huh? are you referring to the fact that the lady and her young children were black? is that why you find what the cops did ok?

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  29. Jamir Valdez In this case that's not normal at all I guess. The real reason is in your legislation. In France, we speack about "légitime défense": Lethal weapon if lethal risk for you or another.. In another case, you must only use gas grenade, stick, tonfa, taser (and limited impulsions, not a lot of you want like in your contry in principle), water cannon… Sorry for my vocabulary, I don't speack your language very well.

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  30. I never said they were black *grampa*…. I mistyped *whole* as in whole other type of people out there in Texas (Mentality). Aidan your a little boy, What do you know? I work with the criminal Justice system and we "Need" law enforcement. . . Human error happens all the time even careless acts but what is your solution if we shouldn't have law enforcement then?

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  31. @Joseph your a dirty fat american with a simple mind, go watch your football.

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  32. there is a BIG difference between human error and deliberate criminal acts and just because someone is a cop should not excuse them. yes of course we need law enforcement, but we don't need cops who beat or shoot people just cause their pissed off. nor do we need cops who then lie to cover it up.

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  33. @Joseph your a dirty fat american with a simple mind, go watch your football.

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  34. when you justify or ignore the injustice done to others you also leave the door open for it to happen to you or someone you love. guess your to intellectually bankrupt to realize that.

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  35. I don't live in canada, and still, fuck you. We will raise the support needed to make the changes necessary. That's a promise. We are not simply complaining. It takes time to get the message out to the masses which is even harder when msm contradicts truth and reality with bullshit propaganda. So again. Fuck you Canadian. The only useful thing to ever come out of Canada is cold air.

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  36. LoL Dennis, Your country is done for printing more money then the gold you have…. Canada is amazing and don't we have a pipe line going into your county……. I hope all your police get armored plated cars and step there game up on you guys… 🙂 losers

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  37. American cops are better equipped and worse trained than I was in Iraq.

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  38. Steven your ugly as fuck, you look gayer than a rainbow, and your country is nothing but pieces of scum lesser than dog shit on an old worn out pair of shoes. your existence is meaningless, and is actually harmful to those around you. i hope someday, someone shatters your facial structure into shrapnel of bone jingling around in your face, and that you get fucked by a cactus, even though you might like that part. what police are doing to this country is declaring war on innocents. military equipment is ridiculously unnecessary. Fuck You Faggot

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  39. LoL coming from Mr.Checkers rallys – Go flip some more burgers little girl taking your selfies AND yes I do want fries with that Gage Howe

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  40. Steven Grubwinkler hey a job is a job, i work hard for what i have and i drag my own fuckin weight. i dont rely on anyone. you think your so tough talking shit to all these people from a country away, i could bench press your wimpy ass. your lucky your punk ass is in Canada or id bitch smack you myself

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  41. Steven Grubwinkler You are a pathetic internet bad ass.People like you are usually the guys running and hiding when things actually do happen yet you sit on here and talk down to people like you are something special.America isn't done for printing more money then the gold we have because it would be impossible to back all money with gold now there is way too much money smart guy.America might be going down but trust me if America goes down then Canada will be going down with us.You talk about that pipeline and I don't think that you understand what it is actually for.When America goes down as you say it will be because they have opened up our boarders and America,Canada,and Mexico have formed the North American Union.This has already started as I am sure you know, we basically don't have a southern boarder anymore,In the next few years the northern boarder with Canada will become nonexistent also.So in the next 10 years I am guessing your precious Canada and the US and Mexico will all be basically the same place.So good luck with that.

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  42. Steven Grubwinkler Man your comments are so pathetic.If you aren't a cop then you have tasted cop at least I think.

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  43. Doesn't work like that and I'm sorry you live in Ohio and the way you dress…. None of you comments effect me, I am doimg very well for myself and all of you are just entertaining me. However if you were in my territory you would be well taken care of… Add me facebook I could care less LoL … Little pawns to a bigger game

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  44. I'm far from pathidic and I am much more then an officer little boy.

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  45. You are right we do need law enforcement just like we need fire departments.So police should only come out when called like firemen do.Police rarely if ever stop criminals while in the act so they should stay in there holes until the people that are paying them ask them to come out.Crime rates would stay about the same and a lot less people would get harassed.

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  46. Steven Grubwinkler lol.I am sorry that my clothes aren't pretty enough for you.What are you doing looking at my Facebook page because that is really weird.What doesn't work like that?You really are in law enforcement because we all know they make sure to only take low IQ people to follow orders without question.You have been sitting on here for hours arguing with people who are clearly smarter then you,making fun of them because of where they work,live,or there clothes.You do this all behind a computer screen though.You are a coward.I am done trying to explain to you how unintelligent you are because you are too stupid to understand anyways.

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  47. Never said I was law enforcement little boy

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  48. Steven Grubwinkler You definitely have the IQ for it.You really showed me what was what there by calling me little boy,you are just too smart for us to make you look as stupid as we all have so far so I am done with this now.It is like trying to explain something to a toaster.

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  49. This is beyond ridiculous. What's next, NYPD fighter jets?

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  50. Steven Grubwinkler This article isnt about canada Steven. This is about the States which has a much larger history of racism and discrimination among its people. Texans arent a 'Poor Example' of americans as you seem to think they are. They are in America and are Americans, not "While other type of people" as you put it, whatever that means. The militarization of our police is against our social policies here in the states, most of which have been done away with since the Patriot Acts. I'm glad your police force in Canada is great and peachy, but that has nothing to do with this article or the discussion around it. I dont like what is currently happening in my country, but thankfully I live in one where its possible to change it, and I am hoping that through votes and talking to my community we can change it to what we want it to be, instead of running away to canada as you suggested. I wish you the best of luck in what seems to be an angry online existence over matters that dont concern, involve, and arent understood by you.

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  51. Steven Chubwrinkle….you look inbred bro. Is that whats going on up north there bud?

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  52. When they failed at taking our guns and failed at scaring us into turning them in with their false flag videos and organized public shootings I guess now they just need to arm the police to the teeth so that way when they do plan to come down Nazi style on us they know their puppets (you know those people who signed up to protect but unknowingly signed up to do their dirty work) will be armed well enough to take over. Trust me, the Gov could tell the military tomorrow to pull us all from our homes and even though most of them would know it was wrong they would still do it because they are brainwashed soldiers for hire. This includes the police who would kill a nursing home full of elderly people if someone in "high rank" ordered it.

    Yeah, I know, it's just a conspiracy theory… one that if you look closely is coming to light more and more each day.

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  53. Steven is a total cop loving faggot.

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  54. Meant Fucktard, but Swype doesn't like me. Seriously though Steven, end yourself. Cop apologists are literally retards.

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  55. Markk shipley. They are providing the weapons but they are not training the cops on how to use them. Which makes them unqualified to operate the military weapons that they are very eager to use like a kid with a new water gun. Also they are given a year to use the equipment or they take it back. What kinda shit is that? Those weapons are meant to be use overseas by trained soldiers not untrained power driven trigger happy thugs with a badge

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  56. The only ones they should have are ones that fire backwards towards the cops haha

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  57. Still a 5,000 to 1 ratio and using the military would provoke opportunity-interference from foreign powers. A matter of intimidation because they fear US in similar ways. Simply a matter of breaking the cycle through peace, the real short-supply concept.

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  58. glad you bring up the "spirit of the law" … this is key … because the intent of the law is that American citizens are not to be subjected to martial forces at the hands of their own government. So, wether you send in the military or you make the police militarized, the impact is the same. And, therefore, this militarization of American police forces is a violation of Posse Comitattus, and other aspects of our culture and heritage.

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  59. So one question comes to mind. Cannot the police understand they are being forced to either obey a Natzi like government or to rebel and stand with their fellow Americans? What incentives is the government offerring them?? Or are they brainwashing them?! A bill taking effect in October is really sobering. The government will be coming into cities to train citizen watch groups to spy on and eport on their fellow Americans Fucking realky?? This is exactly what the Nazi's did. So for my family, the question becomes do we leave this country or is there a leader who will arise in time to organize patriotic Amerucans to unite and take our country back. There is not much time left.

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  60. well put sir. glad to know there's someone else who has a deposit in the intelligence bank.

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