Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty President Norman Singleton issued the following statements regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order lifting restrictions on the federal government’s ability to provide local police forces with military equipment:
Ron Paul— “Police militarization has lead to numerous abuses of Liberty and shocking instances of brutality. President Trump's executive order repealing restrictions on the ability of law enforcement to obtain military equipment is disappointing but not surprising. This is just the latest example of the President and his Attorney General supporting a failed authoritarian approach to law enforcement."
Norm Singleton—“Police militarization encourages police to view citizens as the enemy. This inevitably leads to loss of civil liberties and violence. Congress must stand up for the Constitution and defund the Defense Department’s Section 1033 program, which is the major source of support for police militarization."
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