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great point. if it was a snake it would’ve bit me.

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humphrey

An excellent idea that likely will go nowhere.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/500438-democratic-senator-to-offer-amendment-halting-military-weaponry-given-to

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is preparing to introduce an amendment that would crack down on the military’s ability to transfer weapons to local police departments.

“I will be introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to discontinue the program that transfers military weaponry to local police departments,” Schatz said on Twitter Sunday.

The Democratic senator made the announcement as protests escalated around the nation in response to the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while in Minneapolis police custody. Clashes between protestors and officers have led police in several cities to fire tear gas and pepper bullets to disperse crowds

In a series of tweets, Schatz said that “it is clear many police departments don’t train and supervise for restraint and de-escalation, and some officers are just plain racist and violent.”

“Combine this with a president who appears enthusiastic about making it worse, and weaponry transferred from [the Department of Defense], and here we are,” he said.

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MICCrap have been doing this ‘dance’ since Cheney-Dumbya and before. At least Schatz is trying.

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