Pentagon halting program giving military weapons to police
Panel debates new measure
- Duration 3:43
- Date Jun 8, 2012
Panel debates new measure
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The feds are answering to new reports that police have let some deadly weapons into the wrong hands the Pentagon is reporting.
It's halting now part of -- billion dollar multi billion dollar program which gives surplus military equipment to police officers across the country reduce prices.
Sometimes even free of charge.
Earlier this year at least two reports surfaced claiming that some law enforcement officials -- the system.
The Defense Department hands out a wide variety of surplus military stuff from air conditioners and toilet paper to guns and humvees and helicopters.
The Pentagon now tells Fox News it will not restart shipments of weapons.
Unless and until state officials can account for all of them.
1 -- -- in central Arizona has reportedly handed out some of those weapons too and I quote not -- police agencies.
And was planning to sell other gear.
But that share of calls the report in an accurate.
Let's take to the legal panel former prosecutor Fox's legal analyst Arthur right dollars in income to it that's attorney Randy zealot I'd like some guns.
I think that means and if they're giving away -- Celtics let's say this is true that selling.
Let's say they're selling the guns dude it's the same when when the -- isn't America graciously gives grain and give rice just people won't -- stopping people on them and we find out.
They're actually mistaken.
See what they're actually -- with the humvees in the toilet paper in the air conditioners.
And they actually look into it in the it in the state of Arizona they found out that they're given -- like watch groups and do not not the official law enforcement agencies.
And if this is true that they're actually selling -- -- that's.
It flies in the face with a purpose of this was all about the sanity let's get to what.
Is really going on here.
This is all about politics on the one hand you have a sheriff this guy Paul above all from -- -- count he has his own -- of initiative.
The rug risen overtime goal in -- who apparently is very very good of taking advantage of this military surplus program.
Where he gets this stuff on the cheap or for free and what does he do with it.
He sells or gives the trucks to fire departments defibrillators to ambulance companies so it.
And he's benefits by boosting up his budget so he can better serve -- neighborhood so the Arizona Republic decides to turn this into what very well could be viewed as a political -- -- shot.
Did like a document I'm -- like this stick.
That talks about this program and what you can and can't do and these -- law enforcement officials.
These guys who slap the cuffs on us when we double talk or we smoke marijuana cigarette in public -- whatever it is that this slap the -- on for so.
They're the ones -- were supposed to look at his one inch thick manual that has the law at the lawyers cannot understand.
Well I haven't been edited and that even read it I think.
Understand what he's supposed to get the W the regulators in the fire department without approval all with approval -- so let's let's follow the rules that no one let's follow that.
The -- let people died when they have a -- can't you revise.
I didn't hear what everybody did -- him to dinner but not the same dinner you've got -- -- -- for double parking.
If you have that's -- review all the wrong conversation answer the question -- traffic -- season.
You could get it up immediately -- that you can't even looked the wrong way to traffic agent.
They get on -- radio they call -- one there are no questions asked that voters I have found in personal experience that among the finest people on planet earth -- traffic agents.
-- finest people I've ever known.
Public servants at the highest order and that you would disparage them apologized you have what it cards -- frankly I think it's too late.
Read the elements that aren't you wanna sit next to you and I don't think there's a -- -- -- we had another good thing I could he said something so stupid I thought it was you.
So they -- me no response.