PBS NewsHour

Why military equipment is in the hands of local police

Clip: 08/14/2014 | 5m 20s

Violent clashes between local police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has highlighted the distribution of military equipment to police departments around the country from the U.S. Defense Department. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about the concerns over the militarization of domestic law enforcement.

Aired: 08/14/14

Rating: NR

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