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Military excess items are in the hands of Maryland law enforcement

A number of federal programs distribute excess military gear to local police and sheriff's departments who apply for it. In Maryland, state police coordinate the distribution and have a list of what's on hand.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:36am EDT

Tags: Maryland State Police, Megan Cloherty, DLA, LESO

Military equipment D.C. acquired from federal program

After seeing Humvees, tanks and police armed with military-grade equipment in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri, the Attorney General is calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the programs which provide the items to local police departments, including D.C. police.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 07:16pm EDT

Tags: D.C. police, Eleanor Holmes Norton, militarization, Ferguson, Mo., michael brown