Massachusetts legislation would require police departments to get public approval before acquiring military equipment
Yesterday the Massachusetts legislature's Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security heard testimony onS.1234/H.2144, an Act relative to military grade controlled property. The bill would institute basic transparency and oversight requirements to govern the way that state and local police obtain military grade equipment, as defined by federal statute. The ACLU of Massachusetts submitted the following written testimony in support of the proposal.
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