iOS app Android app

1033 Program

Drones, Tanks, and Grenade Launchers: Coming Soon to a Police Department Near You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

While recycling unused military equipment might sound thrifty and practical, the ramifications are proving to be far more dangerous and deadly.

Utah Won't Disclose Records On Police Militarization

Radley Balko | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

One of the main forces behind the mass militarization of America's police officers has been the Pentagon's 1033 and 1122 programs, which makes surplus...

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

Pentagon Suspends Weapons For Cops Program

Radley Balko | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

The Pentagon has temporarily put the brakes on a popular program started in 1994 that transfers surplus military equipment to local police departments...

Tanks on Main Street: The Militarization of Local Police

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.05.2012 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

The American police force is not supposed to be a branch of the military, nor is it a private security force for the reigning political faction.