POLITICS
08/23/2014 03:37 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2014

In Washington, Second Thoughts On Arming Police

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Jolted by images of protesters clashing with heavily armed police officers in Missouri, President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the government’s decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments with military-grade body armor, mine-resistant trucks, silencers and automatic rifles, senior officials say.

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