Weather Forecast

Riot police clear a street Wednesday with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Protests reveal police ‘militarization’: Pentagon’s Excess Property Program distributes surplus military equipment to police

Email News Alerts

FERGUSON, Mo.  — A U.S. military program that sends armored cars, camouflage and other battlefield equipment to police departments is under fresh scrutiny as demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, get ready for a fifth straight night of protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager.


Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.