Trump rescinds Obama limits on transfer of military gear to police

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued an executive order revoking limits imposed by predecessor Barack Obama on the transfer of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, the White House said.

Obama had curtailed the equipment transfer program after law enforcement officers using military-style armored vehicles and guns confronted protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 following the fatal police shooting of a black teenager.

Source: Trump rescinds Obama limits on transfer of military gear to police

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