Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:47 AM

POLICE DEPARTMENTS SAY MILITARY FIREPOWER NEEDED, BUT FERGUSON INCIDENT RAISES QUESTIONS

Members of the Chattanooga SWAT team gather around an armored vehicle outside of a home on Dodson Avenue during a standoff and search for the suspected robber of the Third Street Cricket store in this file photo. Members of the Chattanooga SWAT team gather around... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. WHO"S GETTING MILITARY GEAR? The New York Times on Aug. 15 published a database showing, county by county for the entire United States, how much military gear has been distributed to local law enforcement since 2006. TENNESSEE Bledsoe: 5 assault rifles Bradley: 42 assault rifles, 106 pistols, 1 armored vehicle Franklin: 13 assault rifles, 22 pistols, 5 shotguns, 8 night-vision pieces, 2 body armor pieces Grundy: 2 assault rifles Hamilton: 21 assault rifles, 4 night-vision pieces Marion: 1 assault rifle, 5 pistols McMinn: 110 assault rifles, 72 pistols Meigs: 3 night-vision pieces Monroe: 20 assault rifles, 10 shotguns Polk: 4 assault rifles Rhea: 5 assault rifles Sequatchie: 10 night-vision pieces GEORGIA Catoosa: 13 assault rifles Chattooga: 4 assault rifles, 2 pistols, 9 shotguns Dade: 4 assault rifles Walker: 15 assault rifles, 5 body armor pieces, 5 shotguns, 3 night-vision pieces, 1 armored vehicle Whitfield: 10 assault rifles, 2 ...

News source: Times Free Press

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