Old tanks, jeeps, artillery and other military leftovers used to end up in city parks.
Now, hardware from the Iraq and Afghan wars often winds up in the hands of police and other law enforcement agencies — items from “paperclips to airplanes” at essentially no cost, courtesy of the Law Enforcement Support Office of the Department of Defense.
A state Department of Public Safety briefing video for law enforcement ticks off the gear: ambulances, armored vehicles, helicopters, handcuffs, riot shields, cranes, fuel tankers, rifles, pickups, holsters, bayonets and grenade launchers.
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