WEAPONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WEAPONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trib Talk: Utah cops and military weapons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58424696-231/sltrib-com-military-weapons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58424696-231/sltrib-com-military-weapons.html.csp">Trib Talk: Utah cops and military weapons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T13:07:38.993-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Despite criticism of the tear gas and body armor used to tamp down unrest in Ferguson, Mo., a recent poll shows a majority of Utahns support police acquiring military weapons. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires, ACLU Utah’s Marina Lowe and Tribune reporter Nate Carlisle join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the federal program which allows local police to obtain military weapons and the debate over a more militarized law enforcement. Watch th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424696@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:07:38 MDT Utah lawmakers support sending military weapons to police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393675-78/police-lowe-utah-fuhr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393675-78/police-lowe-utah-fuhr.html.csp">Utah lawmakers support sending military weapons to police</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nate Carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T12:10:33.481-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 12:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two Utah legislators on Wednesday defended local police using surplus military weapons and equipment obtained through a federal program. The legislators were responding to Marina Lowe, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. She told lawmakers during a hearing at the Capitol the weapon transfers, called the 1033 Program, were helping to “militarize” local police by giving them what “war fighters” use to combat an enemy. (Click here to see what weapons were sent to yo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393675@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:10:33 MDT See what military weapons your Utah police or sheriff’s office has http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403582-78/county-sheriff-utah-map.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403582-78/county-sheriff-utah-map.html.csp">See what military weapons your Utah police or sheriff’s office has</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T07:45:02.263-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Data obtained by Muckrock.com shows what surplus military weapons Utah police forces posses. The map shows which city or county police forces received weapons. Or click here for a larger view of the map. State agencies have surplus military weapons and equipment, too, according to Defense Department data provided to Muckrock.com: • The Utah Attorney General’s Office has 15 M-16s. • The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources 84 M-14s, though the agency is trying to return them to the Defense Depa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403582@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:45:02 MDT Poll: Utahns favor police having military weapons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58373690-78/police-military-percent-agencies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58373690-78/police-military-percent-agencies.html.csp">Poll: Utahns favor police having military weapons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:42:29.455-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns are in favor of police having access to military weapons, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll, but they are split on whether police agencies in general have become more militarized. According to the poll, 21 percent of the 406 people surveyed said they “strongly support” police departments having military equipment, and 35 percent said they “somewhat support” it. Twelve percent said they were neutral on the issue, while 17 percent said they “somewhat oppose” the idea and 14 percent “s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373690@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:42:29 MDT Putin urges talks on ‘statehood in southeast Ukraine’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359418-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-putin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359418-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-putin.html.csp">Putin urges talks on ‘statehood in southeast Ukraine’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:47.208-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast. Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1, said Ukraine should “hold substantive, meaningful talks, not about technical issues but about th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583594182014-08-31T21:55:47.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T21:55:47.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359418@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:47 MDT Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323234-68/assad-attack-chemical-syria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323234-68/assad-attack-chemical-syria.html.csp">Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ZEINA KARAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:47:19.062-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. His deadly stockpile has been destroyed, but he has stayed in power, bought time and gotten world powers to engage him. Along the way, global disapproval has shifted away from Assad and toward the Islamic extremists who are fighting him and spreading destruction across Syria and Iraq. In Syria, frustrated opposition leaders plan modest rallies Friday to commemo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232342014-08-21T17:47:19.062-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:47:19.062-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323234@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:47:19 MDT Germany and Italy to arm Kurds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319183-68/islamic-state-iraq-militants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319183-68/islamic-state-iraq-militants.html.csp">Germany and Italy to arm Kurds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Birgit Jennen </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Glen Carey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T20:20:02.046-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government Wednesday cleared the way for Germany to supply Iraqis with weapons to fight Islamic State militants, dropping a post-World War II taboo on arms shipments to conflict areas. Germany’s reversal of its postwar arms doctrine reflects the revulsion felt across Europe at the brutal advance by Islamist fighters in Iraq. It also shows governments’ determination to halt the violence perpetrated by Islamic State from spilling back into Europe’s heartland. H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319183@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:20:02 MDT U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp">U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. Against that backdrop, Attorney General Eric Holder said that when police and citizens need to restore calm, “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583048692014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:02 MDT Letter: Obama is Chamberlain of 21st Century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284514-82/obama-chamberlain-america-century.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284514-82/obama-chamberlain-america-century.html.csp">Letter: Obama is Chamberlain of 21st Century</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.722-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barack Obama will go down in history as the Neville Chamberlain the 21st century. He is too stupid to realize that he is confronted with the next Anti-christ (ISIS). Not to mention that he has turned his back on the greatest ally America has ever had (Israel). He lectures the nation and culture that is the destroyer of Antichrists on how they shouldn’t destabilize countries that where once in their sphere of influence and it would be better that the Ukraine be raped by the IMF and it supporters....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284514@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT Letter: Our police have become too militaristic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234004-82/police-military-weapons-weapon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234004-82/police-military-weapons-weapon.html.csp">Letter: Our police have become too militaristic</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:01.816-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two weeks ago, a low-grade military weapon was used by Detroit police to disperse a peaceful crowd that had gathered to protest the city’s water shutoffs. The weapon, which is not officially considered a”‘weapon,” was a LRAD, or Long Range Acoustic Device. It can be set to emit a sound which causes physical pain to the ears of those within range. The sound is so powerful it vibrates the bones of the skeleton. That was the setting used on the protesters. The pain was so intense, the crowd quickl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234004@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:01 MDT North Korea fires short-range missile into sea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227237-68/korea-north-south-korean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227237-68/korea-north-south-korean.html.csp">North Korea fires short-range missile into sea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HYUNG-JIN KIM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:51:06.256-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. The missile, fired from North Korea’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) across the country before landing in the sea, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227237@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:06 MDT