President Donald Trump has been busy rolling back Obama-era regulations and policy decisions, not that the media has shown much interest.
…but the Trump administration’s latest effort is likely to stir them.
With small armies of Antifa fascists overtaking the streets of America, the president is expected to lift a controversial ban on the transfer of military equipment to police departments, USA Today reported.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 27, 2017
By the looks of the violence in Berkeley, California, on Sunday, cops may soon need military weapons and armored vehicles.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions could discuss the roll back on Monday at a scheduled appearance at the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, according to USA Today.
The newspaper reported that an administration summary of a new program says the action would restore “the full scope of a longstanding program for recycling surplus, lifesaving gear from the Department of Defense, along with restoring the full scope of grants used to purchase this type of equipment from other sources.’
In pandering to the “Hand Up, Don’t Shoot” mob that set on Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown was shot and killed while attacking a police officer, President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning the sale of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement.
Obama characterized the police as an “occupying force.”
And while the left criticized the paramilitary-like response to the riots that took place — the Obama DOJ later determined the officer was justified in his actions and that the hands up, don’t shoot narrative never happened.