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Trib Talk: Police use of military hand-me-downs

Published January 24, 2014 11:29 am

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From blankets to M-14 rifles, military hand-me-downs are being included in the equipment used by Amerian police departments. But civil libertarians worry local law enforcement are adopting more aggressive military-style tactics in addition to the gear.

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Connor Boyack of Libertas Institute, Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department, 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.

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.

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