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Trib Talk: Cops using military surplus

Published January 28, 2014 1:47 pm
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From blankets to M-14 rifles, military hand-me-downs are becoming more commonly used by police departments. But civil libertarians worry local law enforcement are adopting more aggressive military-style tactics along with the gear.

On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Wasatch County Sheriff Todd Bonner, Connor Boyack of Libertas Institute and Salt Lake Tribune military reporter Nate Carlisle join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the military 1033 Program and what it means for local police and the public. (Google's technical difficulties last Friday prevented this Trib Talk, so we're trying again).

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