Why are some US police forces equipped like military units?

From Matthieu Aikins: A lot of people have noticed the shocking amount of military equipment, some of it literally recycled from war zones, being used against protestors. There’s a long history connecting wars overseas and repression at home. The Pentagon has donated or sold military equipment to domestic police forces since 1997, but the amount skyrocketed in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More here.

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