"CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice.
"Grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles, weaponized
aircraft and vehicles, firearms and ammunition of .50-caliber or higher
will no longer be provided to state and local police agencies by the
federal government under Obama's order."
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