Elizabeth Beavers on Ferguson and Military Policing
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Elizabeth Beavers, Legislative Associate, Militarism & Civil Liberties of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest.
They'll talk about Ferguson and Military Policing. Elizabeth co-authored the recent article "Get the Military Off of Main Street: Ferguson Shows the Risks of Militarized Policing," which points out that the Ferguson police force got equipped by the Pentagon. The Department of Defense provides military-grade weapons and equipment to local law enforcement agencies through the 1033 program, enacted by Congress in 1997 to expand the practice of dispensing extra military gear. .