How America's State Police Got Military Weapons

16 Rgp 2020
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To date, the US has spent over $15.4 billion on the militarization of police. How did local police acquire all of these military weapons? And why do they need them? To answer this question we’re going to examine four moments in history.
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How America's State Police Got Military Weapons

  • More false ideology trying to be pushed into our heads

    GoodGuyCooperGoodGuyCooperPrieš dieną
  • Bruh that’s an APC and isn’t this video from vox

    j cavj cavPrieš 4 dienas
  • You have to remember that the reason why police are so heavily armed is because the average person is armed. If people really want a disarmed police then all of The United States has to be willing to hand over their weapons. There’s also the fact that a lot of police officers are war vets so they take what they’ve learned in action into the streets. People have to remember at the end of the day they are just trying to protect as many people as possible, and not to always listen to what the media says. If there is a shooting or something like that, watch the body cam footage, read the official report, listen to the conversation with dispatch or the 911 call, don’t always listen to what cnn, Fox News, or other major media outlets as 99% of the time they are going to be very biased for one side and what they say can be misleading

    You can’t see MeYou can’t see MePrieš 5 dienų
  • I’d rather have the Police militarized and safe than not.

    Brucie DahlBrucie DahlPrieš 7 dienų
  • There is hole different story in India 😂

    Gourav TomarGourav TomarPrieš 7 dienų
  • Ok so y’all ain’t gonna talk about the little 5 year old boy that got killed by an African American and y’all want to defund them so when someone’s about to murder or steal etc y’all are gonna call the police to help witch they always do now if y’all defund there ain’t gonna be no more cops and most of those cases are from VIOLENT PROTESTS

    Cody WilliamsCody WilliamsPrieš 9 dienų
  • Since cirminals flew planes into buildings and the threat of similar things arrived?

    Alexander KruseAlexander KrusePrieš 9 dienų
  • Okay just a quick thing. This 1003 program. You need to use equipment within a year?! That’s going to force police who are in need of gear to actually use it so they can keep receiving. It’s like they are forced to use it. Let’s them use it only in dire need, instead of when there is a small disturbance and they need an excuse to use it to stay in the program.

    Icy FireIcy FirePrieš 23 dienas
  • I like how they call the rioters and looters ‘protestors’. If they get injured, who cares?

    Rylan ShreveRylan ShrevePrieš 25 dienų
  • It’s almost like the police don’t want it get hurt too

    BaerlyplayerBaerlyplayerPrieš mėn
  • in the us law enforcement kills 900 people/year what about gang violence

    i. ji. jPrieš mėn
  • At the end she is talking about community policing but how can we do than when all of our funding is being taken away

    Tactical ChinchillaTactical ChinchillaPrieš mėn
  • we can all agree that the cop doesn't receive training like in military, cop is trigger happy and not have discipline like soldier

    Luc DinhLuc DinhPrieš mėn
  • Wait you bring up Breonna Taylor when her boyfriend his behind her and opened fire on the police first. So it’s the boyfriend fault. Not the police.

    Andrew SimmAndrew SimmPrieš mėn
    • @Daniel Muller not true, his official autopsy showed he died of neck compressions which restricted blood flow to the brain, also restricting breathing, which killed him.

      das_manky goddas_manky godPrieš 17 dienų
    • First thing I thought, was this BS will come up(not the polices fault) O and George Floyd died, he was not killed (bad policing didnt kill him, his drugs did)

      Daniel MullerDaniel MullerPrieš mėn
  • Rip to the retired veteran

    Beastboy_ TvBeastboy_ TvPrieš mėn
  • She won’t a damn EMT ANYMORE

    Sendit RonSendit RonPrieš mėn
  • You off kill

    Julian HowellsJulian HowellsPrieš mėn
  • You kill 🏳️‍🌈

    Julian HowellsJulian HowellsPrieš mėn
  • US Police are basically militia.

    Sexual Chocolate RobbieSexual Chocolate RobbiePrieš mėn
  • If your country is being run over by terrorists outfits like Antifa and BLM hell yeah you need to arm the law enforces to the teeth.

    Kmen TariangKmen TariangPrieš mėn
  • #allgunsmatter

    Miguel rubenMiguel rubenPrieš mėn
  • Dislike

    ewan lonerganewan lonerganPrieš mėn
  • Norway really that's a stupid comparison

    ewan lonerganewan lonerganPrieš mėn
  • There were a lot of incorrect facts when it comes to equipment but the message they are trying to spread about the rapid militarization is true and does need to be addressed

    Get raped NoobGet raped NoobPrieš mėn
    • Get raped Noob what’s wrong with cops getting rifles to deal with other people with rifles? What’s wrong with cops having things that are hard to shoot through that way they don’t get shot? What is wrong with police having better ways to protect themselves?

      Drug. Enforcement. Agency.Drug. Enforcement. Agency.Prieš 3 dienas
  • I love how they compare it to Norway even though it is such a nice country with a crazy low crime rate

    Ghostwarrior 2004Ghostwarrior 2004Prieš mėn
  • They don't have militarized weapons. That's russia using apcs to level buildings with criminals in them. Also if you're asking why cops don't just have a pistol and shotgun, that's an ignorant question. Because we've seen criminals use a wide variety of weapons since the prohibition era and tommy guns.

    Smoked OutSmoked OutPrieš mėn
  • Can someone please tell me how exactly do you pay respect to george floyd (a rape convict a drug abuser) by setting fire to local busenesses? If you say this is right, then what is the difference between BLM & KKK?

    Shreekar HegdeShreekar HegdePrieš mėn
  • The ignorance of this video is just crazy

    K-sean SK-sean SPrieš mėn
  • 1:02 when you realized you fucked up. Those are fireworks being shot at police, and now you wonder why they need this gear.

    RainsebRainsebPrieš mėn
  • I find it hilarious that they call them protests when they are obviously riots.

    Luke LeBronLuke LeBronPrieš mėn
  • That's where you're wrong there is no militarization the equipment is given to the department by the US government or the US army air Force or Marines for reason they're getting all this is because of low funding so the government tries to help out these departments by giving them old equipment thank you God bless have a nice day

    ANBU 30ZANBU 30ZPrieš mėn
  • Ah yes compare Norway to the US. The us has 70x the population and the second amendment

    Isaac MossIsaac MossPrieš mėn
  • Rifles, armored vehicles and riot gear are hardly “militarized”. The left is actually pushing not only for less trained law enforcement but also less equipped police? Pathetic.

    You KnowYou KnowPrieš mėn
  • There is a major difference between Norway and the United States. Law enforcement is different. Laws are different. Lots of things are different. The reason law enforcement in the US carries around weapons such as all you listed above is because of the laws we have. Even then, states have different laws for the same crime. One other thing is that law enforcement tries to interact with the community. In one city, the school district didn't allow the police officers to come to the school to talk about their career like many other people with different careers were allowed to. Police tried to get in touch with kids to tell them about their job, but it's hard when the school district doesn't allow them to do parents concerns on how the kids would react if they have met the police in a negative way.

    Devin YeatesDevin YeatesPrieš mėn
  • Oh im sure it will be great when they defund the police... Have fun gangsters they are letting you have this

    prisoner earsprisoner earsPrieš mėn
  • I’m pretty sure that’s an APC, not a tank. For everyone who doesn’t know what an APC is it stands for Armored Personnel Carrier

    PendingFriendssPendingFriendssPrieš mėn
    • It’s an MSP Utility Vehicle. I think LPD has it too.

      Isaac GIsaac GPrieš 5 dienų
    • Ryan Connor Oh I was talking about another scene.

      PendingFriendssPendingFriendssPrieš mėn
    • Yet it doesn't really matter if you drive that things on streets. For the public, driving around a tank or APC bring same level of fear or uncomfort

      Bright HeBright HePrieš mėn
    • PendingFriendss M-RAP.

      Ryan ConnorRyan ConnorPrieš mėn
  • North Hollywood Shootout, Route 91, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood twice, Washington Naval Yard, Standoff with the SLA, Columbine, San Bernadino, Virginia Tech....

    Charles SheltonCharles SheltonPrieš mėn
  • Norway has now 5 Police killings, one was shot after treathining with an 🪓 i think it was(not a 100% sure) but one was at least killed

    en Norskeen NorskePrieš mėn
  • dont blame the police, blame the gun runners

    android gp wwandroid gp wwPrieš mėn
  • Simple solution peaceful protests

    Luke ParkerLuke ParkerPrieš mėn
  • That’s goodwill

    Christopher DuFourChristopher DuFourPrieš mėn
  • Police and law abiding citizens should always be on par as far as weaponry and armor goes. Trust is a two way street, it keeps both sides in check.

    Specops915Specops915Prieš mėn
  • Police need the same weaponry as civilians o else they will be out guns period

    Alonso 19Alonso 19Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • never heard dumber shit than this. Comparing a multi racial company like the US with 300 million people to Norway ... god you guys must have really not find statistics that suited your claims

    GennGennPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • this is bullshit that they are getting military weapons, armor, vehicles, and using them on us. especially the protest when its peaceful

    brok obooomerbrok obooomerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • As they should

    Jon SpaarJon SpaarPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Yes we need military style gear because there’s retards with guns and who abuse there rights, not are fault. So don’t blame they officers individually but blame the state.

    SebbySebbyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • John F Kennedy WAS NOT ASSASSINATED!!!

    Daniel SmithDaniel SmithPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Grenade launchers aren’t used for grenade, they’re used for tear gas.

    JackJackPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • It all depends on the situation

      PendingFriendssPendingFriendssPrieš mėn
    • @Reika Skies First off, personal protective equipment is meant to protect the user. What the National Guard is deployed for is to curb stomp this civil unrest. I rather have them not having to use their gear and simply just to show up to show force and maybe de escalate the situation with other means. For the ATF knocking down my door, if I do happen to own firearms are they have reason to believe I am planning a mass shooting or something I’d say they did that right. It all depends on the situation. Say I may just have a Glock that isn’t registered and they find out. I have clean records so they are most likely gonna show up with firearms holstered and everything. Say if I work for a gang, and I have multiple illegal firearms within the State of California. In this situation, if I were to have several felonies regarding firearms along with known connections to gangs they would show up with tac vests and firearms drawn because they don’t know what the hell im gonna do. They see I have a history of fighting with police and firearms trafficking, and they will surely show up with firearms.

      PendingFriendssPendingFriendssPrieš mėn
    • @PendingFriendss shows of force never help the situation and only do the opposite which is to escalate further. Border Security agents escalate already heated situations to the point of direct violence; meanwhile, in comparison, National Guard personnel actually engage with the protestors which desecalates the situation. If ATF agents knocked on your door for firearms violation investigations, would you prefer them holstered and talking to you or would you prefer them with less than lethal weapons drawn.

      Reika SkiesReika SkiesPrieš mėn
    • @Reika Skies Alright alright, so do you expect all less than lethal options to be 100% safe on humans? No, nothing is ever 100% safe. These options are much better than just going ahead and using an ASP, Baton, or nightstick and just beat the living crap out of these people til they disperse. You need to understand, right now everyone is stressed out. Law enforcement is spread thin and is against at least 100’s of protestors if not thousands. These tools are efficient at crowd control tactics and will always be supported by me until they are proven to be more lethal than non lethal.

      PendingFriendssPendingFriendssPrieš mėn
    • They still use "less lethal" munitions which can greatly injure or even kill people. Moreover, it still makes no sense that any government is allowed to use munitions used in World War 1 to clear trenches and is now deemed a war crime if used on civilians of another state.

      Reika SkiesReika SkiesPrieš mėn
  • They need military equipment because criminals have better stuff

    J SJ SPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • this is a small problem look at south africa

    Rebuild kidRebuild kidPrieš 2 mėnesius

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  • Blue lives matter blm Military lives matter mlm

    Ryan CriddleRyan CriddlePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You wanna know why? When civilians behave like terrorists, burning down their own cities to protest the accidental killing of a serial criminal and drug addict, police better gear up or they’re gonna die. A message to all Americans, protect your liberties and your country. Don’t believe in the white privilege, virtue signalling BS. And this is coming from a person of colour.

    Adi VemireddyAdi VemireddyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • That’s an apc not a tank

    Joseph CarmanJoseph CarmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Got a great solution for cops not having “militarized” weapons. Don’t go to Riots, go to peaceful protests. Also with that, people wouldn’t get hurt if they PEACEFULLY PROTESTED, not RIOTED. If you complain about getting injured in a riot, you shouldn’t have went..

    Glitchh 999Glitchh 999Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • Sometimes peaceful protests turn into riots.

      jfilstunejfilstunePrieš mėn
    • 100% Agreed!

      Cedric MurdaughCedric MurdaughPrieš mėn
    • K

      B VachowiakB VachowiakPrieš mėn
  • 哇哦

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  • Brush Norway is small af how is that a comparison

    Koko’s CoinsKoko’s CoinsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I don’t think there protesting in 140 city’s there doing something else.... if only I could put my finger on it OH yeah burning 140 city’s commonly referred to as RIOTING

    Troy the TravelerTroy the TravelerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Protesters were not trapped. Get it right.

    ayrton918ayrton918Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • OMFG. Michael Brown was "murdered"? The police officer was acquitted on murder charge at least twice that I know of. On that note, isn't it weird how a certain group stopped using "hands up, don't shoot" as a slogan? It's just a coincidence that they stopped, I'm sure. After George Floyd, they... "protested" 😉. Business Insider considers anything with armor and on tracks a "tank". That's some factual, hard hitting journalism right there! I really don't care if cops have armored vehicles, or suppressors, or military small arms. I care that they do their job when needed, and do it legally. That's all that really matters.

    SMGSMGPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • @business Insider Why not you guys go into the academy and pass instead of quitting on the first week. Then y'all patrol for a day to see if y'all can survive. Then response to different situations. Then y'all would know why they need these equipment

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    Elizabeth JeffreyElizabeth JeffreyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • At least obama got one thing rite 🤦🏾‍♂️

    J worldbossJ worldbossPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 😁🤣😂🤣

    J worldbossJ worldbossPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • They want to demilitarize the police yet they continue to wage war against them in the streets

    Brayden KuklaBrayden KuklaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • wait did she just say that the police used grenade lauchers ??? lmao

    ScrayperScrayperPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Keith Hopkins Okay. They don’t arm they with grenades. They are armed with tear gas, so it is a projectile launcher, not a Grenada launcher.

      Anti-ticktick Special ForcesAnti-ticktick Special ForcesPrieš mėn
    • They do all the time

      Keith HopkinsKeith HopkinsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • That's not a tank its an M113 APC also a lot of other countries use equipment similar to that, so this kinda totally wrong

    no uno uPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • *America smh*

    S. AbhishekS. AbhishekPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • i think they should be able to have acess to this what happens if paris attacks happened in usa we would be screwd if we didnt have this

    Bangle WeiBangle WeiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • theres a difference between an apc and tank insider

    Bangle WeiBangle WeiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You gonna love your military until its used against you

    travelfox721travelfox721Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • CS gas and pepper bullets are not necessarily military weapons at all.

    PixelGamer 257PixelGamer 257Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • You bearly mentioned any wepens that are actually used by the military and the whole tear gas thing there are different types of tear gus some are still used in war those are the one that police also used also how are rubber bullets military

    that dudethat dudePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Your America gun culture is the stupidest thing that exist

    Edoardo Andretta TVEdoardo Andretta TVPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • How about removing gun rights and also removing most assault guns from police? I think it is simple.

    Tun LwinTun LwinPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Explain what’s an assault “gun”.

      Ryan ConnorRyan ConnorPrieš mėn
  • people are blaming the cops for having military weapons but its not like an American can own an ar15 too

    Jeffrey LiJeffrey LiPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • the reason why hospital fees are so expensive is to fund the swat

    Noob NubNoob NubPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • No one in America will have Freedom as long as this Targeted Individuals Mind Control torture program runs in America. Its Real. MK Ultra Ken Rhoades This will be used to totally control all Americans. 5G will be the final nail. The Hammer program is being exposed !!. This was used on Trump. And now they are adding a lot more of you Daily. Track and Trace they have been doing this to Targeted Individuals for years.

    Ken RhoadesKen RhoadesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Wow seeing that from Germany is very shoocking. And even more that there are people here defending this. The most shocking thing is that people call this bias probably because they feel that way despite this Video Providing solid facts. No policemen should carry an assault rifle on patrol duty.

    James FlynnJames FlynnPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I hate the one sided nature of this. Granted it's better than some of your other videos but you have a clear agenda and view

    WilliamWilliamPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • These guys really did not do their research

    SalvadorSalvadorPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Why would they most media is liberal based

      TheeKIDMattTheeKIDMattPrieš 16 dienų
  • So much for the judicial and legislative branches being useful in the US when they have no power against the executive branch.

    AnchorAnchorPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • People protested??? Wtf that was some domestic terrorist type a shit, yall silly!!!!

    Anfibious TvAnfibious TvPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Have to agree those BLM rioters can only be controlled with such measures.

    Kasun LokuliyanaKasun LokuliyanaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • biased and ignorant so-called journalism.

    dmoneyas24dmoneyas24Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Business insider has become a new vox. Just anti police Democratic shit.

    Just to say comment is stupid and pointless andJust to say comment is stupid and pointless andPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Big protest dc aug 28th be there!!!!!

    Damari BrackettDamari BrackettPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Cops don’t even have 1% of the stuff the military has, this video is just leftist propaganda. And that tank is an APC (armored personnel carrier) you want to see tanks against civilians look up Tiananmen Square and tell me how we should be more like the left. You guys are a joke

    Armir ZeneliArmir ZeneliPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • No one in America will have Freedom as long as this Targeted Individuals Mind Control torture program runs in America. Its Real. MK Ultra Ken Rhoades This will be used to totally control all Americans. 5G will be the final nail. The Hammer program is being exposed !!. This was used on Trump. And now they are adding a lot more of you Daily. Track and Trace they have been doing this to Targeted Individuals for years.

    Ken RhoadesKen RhoadesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The amount of political bias in this vox copy video is unbelievable.

    Andres ManzewitschAndres ManzewitschPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • So you expect cops to use batons on such uncivilised left wing humans?

    David NgureDavid NgurePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The only concern I have about the other approach is the possibility of the police enlisting the community to systematically terrorize (or even kill in some cases) any particular individual that rubs them the wrong way. In other words, they might get civilians (including criminals) to do all their dirty work for them rather than do it themselves. 11:19

    Robert RobeyRobert RobeyPrieš 3 mėnesius

    JP 9590JP 9590Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • EASY answer: Bad Guys have access to military grade weapons too So before you comment what do you do with the BAD GUYS

    Craig PaulsenCraig PaulsenPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • benzo As a person with 2 felonies for armed robbery. I would like to ask where do you live? I would love to build some trust with you.

      I'm Your DadI'm Your DadPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Easier answer is let them keep the weapons while build more trust and getting to know the community.

      benzobenzoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • And hey if you want better police traing so thing like G F wont happen again dont defund them that wont help at all it is fuc*ing stupid I hope who ever made the idea of defund the police jump off a cliff

    Why NotWhy NotPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Wow... all those in the comments who still believe that America does not have a policing issue is part of the problem. Many of y’all missed the whole point of the video. And the very fact that BLM is considered controversial in this country shows how racist people and the system actually are. Thanks for continuing to unveil your racism folks. Keep identifying yourself for us.

    KingKingPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Still they can't stop depressed kids shooting random people outside school

    Middle ManMiddle ManPrieš 3 mėnesius