School Police Have $13 Million Worth Of Military Equipment
That’s how much the Pentagon has given to campus cops in America.
The University of Texas recently acquired an armored mine-resistant vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense even though there are no reports of land mines on any of the school’s campuses…
According to CBS News, police departments affiliated with 23 K-12 school districts and 102 colleges have gotten more than $13 million worth of military equipment and weapons from the Pentagon.
“The presence of military weaponry on schools undermines public trust, and it undermines public safety, and it’s not the right response,” Kara Dansky, a lawyer for the ACLU, told CBS News.
San Diego Unified School District Chief of Police Rueben Littlejohn recently decided to return their military gear because opposition to militarized police from citizens.
“We’re returning it because some members of the community have expressed the fact that they are uncomfortable with the vehicle that’s military by design,” Littlejohn told CBS News.
However, the University of Texas plans to keep its militarized force.[su_csky_ad]