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Trump clears way for local police to obtain military gear

Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military war gear after President Donald Trump signed an order Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, reviving a Pentagon program that civil rights groups say inflames tensions between officers and their communities. (2014 AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military war gear after President Donald Trump signed an order Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, reviving a Pentagon program that civil rights groups say inflames tensions between officers and their communities. (2014 AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)