(New York Post) -- Contrary to what you may have heard, the armored vehicles that appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown didn’t come from the Pentagon.
“Most of the stuff you are seeing in video coming out of Ferguson is not military,” Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department’s press secretary, told reporters last month. “The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country.”
In other words: Don’t blame the military for militarizing the police.
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