Police Departments Received More MRAPS in 2014 than all other Years Combined

Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown Live

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (GMU) in the United States has published a study showing that authorities all across America are quickly becoming militarized.

Local police departments and colleges throughout the United States have quietly and quickly acquired over $311 million worth of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in 2014, more than all years prior combined.

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In 2013, only $111 Million dollars worth of MRAPS fell into police department hands, compared to roughly $39 million worth of total gear from 2006-2012.

The chart displays the total dollar amount of all known grants to municipalities, which allowed them to acquire mine-resistant and combat vehicles distributed from 2006 to April 2014.

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Data was collected from a National Public Radio compilation of public Department of Defense records of grants issued to state and local law enforcement bodies through its Excess Property Program, also known as DoD 1033.

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