Law enforcement in Arizona these days resembles a military. At least, that's what its weapons collection would imply.
A new ACLU report on the militarization of America's police makes it clear Arizona's law enforcement is putting together quite the weapons collection through the Department of Defense's 1033 program, which transfers military-grade weapons to local cops.
Here is the list of Arizona's military gear outlined in the ACLU report:
32 bomb suits
704 units of night vision equipment, such as goggles
1034 guns, 712 of which are rifles
42 forced entry tools, such as battering rams
830 units of surveillance and reconnaissance equipment
13,409 personal protective equipment and/or uniforms
120 utility trucks
64 armored vehicles
4 GPS devices
21,211 other types of military equipment
One of the largest collections of military-grade gear belongs to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which has 120 assault rifles, five armored vehicles, and 10 helicopters, according to the ACLU report.
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