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TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014, 4:16 P.M.

Boise Cops Unveil Military Equipment

Amid concerns about police militarization arising from events in Ferguson, Mo., the Boise Police Department rolled out some of its SWAT and repurposed military gear to media gathered at City Hall West (off of Emerald Street) to discuss the need for armored vehicles and tactical equipment. Standing before the Boise Police Department's mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP), Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson said that the heavily armored truck—a piece of repurposed military equipment procured for free through the Department of Defense's 1033 program—is a purely defensive piece of equipment that would not be used on demonstrations like they have been in Ferguson/Harrison Berry, Boise Weekly. More here. (Boise Weekly photo by Harrison Berry: Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson with department's mine resistant ambush protected vehicle)

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