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Police Using Semi-Automatic Military Rifles Despite Protests

04/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Chicago Police Department continues to move forward with a plan to equip rank-and-file officers with rifles that were originally designed for military use. Chicago, like other big cities and some smaller towns, has made such weapons available to tactical officers. Now they'd go to cops on the beat.

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