Critics say Ferguson protest response shows giving US military gear to police has gone too far

  • by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 15, 2014 - 5:40 PM

WASHINGTON — The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.

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