Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LAUSD gives up grenade launchers but keeps their MRAP

mine protected vehicle

Breaking news from the Los Angeles Times -  read all about it: 

LAUSD police to give up some weaponry obtained in federal program

excerpt:

"Military-grade weapons have no place on our public school campuses," Fowler [deputy director of Texas Appleseed, a social justice nonprofit] said. "We're simply calling for a return to common sense when it comes to the way our schools are kept safe," she said.

L.A. Unified says that the M-16 automatic rifles, which were modified to semiautomatic since they were acquired in 2001, are "essential life-saving items" and will continue to be available to trained officers. The armored vehicle will be used only under extraordinary circumstances, officials said.

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