Bill Banning Nukes To Police Fails For Sickening Reason

"A long, long time ago — June 19th, 2014, to be exact — Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) proposed an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill that would stop the Pentagon from giving high-grade military weapons to local and state police forces. The House of Representatives voted on it, and it failed, 62 to 355.

Ironically, as the Washington Post pointed out, Rep. William Lacy Clay, a Democrat who represents Ferguson, MO, voted for the bill.
To be fair, he was one of the 355 congressmen who voted against the amendment, and the indifference towards the demilitarization amendment was fairly bipartisan. (According to the roll call, 145 Democrats voted against the amendment, along with 210 Republicans.) But considering the prominent calls to revisit this issue, and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) vowing to review the program as the chair of the Senate Armed Service Committee, we’re betting this is going to change soon — especially given that the events in Ferguson are the textbook case of Why Giving Military-Grade Weapons to Police Is Bad."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:

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