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Trib Talk: Cops using military surplus


By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jan 27 2014 03:54PM
Updated Feb 4, 2014 12:43PM

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).

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+, or submit comments in the comment section below this story.

jnpearce@sltrib.com

Twitter: @jnpearce

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