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Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons

A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting report.

Dec 21, 2011   Nestled amid plains so flat the locals joke you can watch your dog run away for miles, Fargo treasures its placid lifestyle, seldom pierced by the mayhem and violence common in other urban communities. North Dakota’s largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there’s not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade.

But that hasn’t stopped authorities in Fargo and its surrounding county from going on an $8 million buying spree to arm police officers with the sort of gear once reserved only for soldiers fighting foreign wars.

Rejecting 'Secure Communities' Program

Washington D.C. Rejects Secure Communities

Posted by Deport Nation on Sunday, June 13, 2010

http://www.deportationnation.org/2010/06/washington-d-c-bucks-the-trend-on-secure-communities-for-now/

Arlington opts out of 'Secure Communities' immigration enforcement program

Posted by TBD Neighborhoods (On the Ground of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) on Sept. 28, 2010
http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-neighborhoods/2010/09/arlington-opts-out-of-immigration-enforcement-program-2383.html

 

Is it really possible to opt-out of Secure Communities? Part 2

Posted by Deport Nation on Friday, October 1, 2010

http://www.deportationnation.org/2010/10/is-it-really-possible-to-opt-out-of-secure-communities-part-2/

VA and CA counties reject ICE plan

by Mark Rockwell

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/21539/va_and_ca_counties_reject_ice_plan

 

DC Councilmembers Phil Mendelson and Jim Graham sign a proposal to ban Secure Communities in the nation's capital. Photo: Stokely Baksh 

 

PHOTO AT TOP OF POST: Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada celebrates with activists and community members after the county voted to reject the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. (Photo: TBD Staff)