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The White House will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces, two police organization directors told Reuters on Thursday.
At last week's meeting, law enforcement leaders urged Obama to reinstate military equipment such as helmets, grenade launchers and tracked armored vehicles to enhance officers' safety and their ability to respond to violent riots.
Under the 2015 executive order, the federal government may no longer transfer such equipment. Local police are not banned from purchasing it on the private market, but most departments cannot afford that on their own, potentially leaving officers vulnerable, said Pasco.
"The White House thought this kind of gear was intimidating to people, but they didn't know the purpose it serves," said Pasco, noting a grenade launcher can also launch tear gas for crowd control.
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The George Soros-funded Advancement Project, a radical left-wing group, is colluding with several other progressive groups to block investigations of voter fraud. The mantra of the group, which is becoming a thorn in the side of the Republican Party, is that voter fraud is a myth made up by conservatives in order to disenfranchise the poor and minorities.
But at the same time these same groups aggressively promote voter registration programs designed to increase the vote count for Democratic Party candidates. Voter registration activists and their lawyers pose as defenders of democracy. But they would have the states allow voting with almost no standards or procedures for guaranteeing the identity and residency of those who vote and register to vote.
The Soros connection is worth greater scrutiny because the Advancement Project appears set to supersede Project Vote as the leading apologist for voter fraud in the 2012 elections. With Soros’s backing the Advancement Project is in a position to far outspend groups advocating voter integrity measures.
During the 2004 election Advancement Project attorneys tried to block Republican efforts to protect the integrity of the ballot. They claimed Republicans were prohibited from implementing ballot security programs by a 1982 federal court consent decree in the case DNC v. RNC.
In 1981, the GOP had mailed letters to registered New Jersey voters in predominately African-American areas. When some of these letters were returned as “undeliverable” the Republican poll-watchers believed they had grounds for challenging voters at the polls. (The letter-mailing practice is known as “caging.”)
In 2004 Republicans challenged the authenticity of tens of thousands of voter registrations in Ohio and other key battleground states. The Advancement Project responded by filing lawsuits in Ohio and Florida to prevent those states from implementing voter security measures.
Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, said “The RNC has consistently sought to cloak its discriminatory efforts to suppress the minority vote in a law enforcement guise.” Browne Dianis, a frequent guest on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC program, said, “such racial profiling of the electorate is itself illegal. The consent decree in RNC v. DNC permanently enjoins the RNC from implementing any ballot security measure program without prior court approval.”
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: eisegesis
I am not sure where you are going, but voter fraud was found to be almost non existant. You should not put things in this meandering thread that are not true, at least.