Congressman Clay Slams Trump’S Rollback Of Military Gear Ban For Local Police
Congressman Clay slams Trump’s rollback of military gear ban for local police
The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a policy implemented during the Obama administration.
Congressman William Lacy Clay has responded to the new executive order to be signed by Trump that rescinds President Obama’s directive.
His full statement reads as follows:
“Three years ago, as the tragedy in Ferguson unfolded, I personally witnessed local police in armored vehicles pointing military-style sniper rifles with night scopes at my constituents who were peacefully exercising their constitutional rights.