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ACLU Finds U.S. Police’s Soaring Use of These Types of Equipment and Tactics Increasingly Troubling

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An ACLU study found more are becoming worrisome of increasingly militarized police departments. Millions of civil rights advocates are concerned.

* ACLU cites soaring use of war zone equipment and tactics
* Swat teams increasingly deployed in local police raids
* Seven civilians killed and 46 injured in incidents since 2010

Policing has become dangerously and unnecessarily militarized, literally so with equipment and strategies being imported directly from the US army. If the federal government gives the police a huge cache of military-style weaponry, they are highly likely to use it, even if they do not really need to.

[More.](http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/24/military-us-police-swat-teams-raids-aclu)

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