Ferguson fallout: Lawmaker urges tighter controls on military giveaways to local police

  • by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 15, 2014 - 2:05 AM

WASHINGTON — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

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