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12/06/2014 11:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2014

Can Limiting The Use Of Military Gear Prevent Another Ferguson?

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On Monday afternoon, President Obama announced, as part of his response to the clashes between protesters and police that have occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson nearly four months ago, that he would be imposing stricter standards on the distribution and use of U.S. military equipment by local police forces. Current regulations, Obama said, were inconsistent and, often, inconsistently enforced.

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