From the National Sheriffs Association:
The White House announced the government would no longer provide equipment like helicopters and MRAPs to local law enforcement.
Surplus gear—purchased for billions with taxpayer money and desperately needed by law enforcement agencies—will be scrapped.
Helicopters rescue runaways and natural disaster victims, and MRAPs are used to respond to shooters who barricade themselves in neighborhoods and are one of the few vehicles able to navigate hurricane, snowstorm, and tornado-strewn areas to save survivors.
Additionally, law enforcement now must submit to a rigorous regime of restrictions and conditions on items used to protect citizens.
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