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How the police in Ferguson became a militarized unit equipped for war

"Our application talked about the danger of domestic terrorism, but that's just something you put in the grant application to get the money," a council member from Keene, a town of 23,000 in New Hampshire, told the American Civil Liberties Union, which recently published a report on the issue. "What red-blooded American cop isn't going to be excited about getting a toy like this? That's what it comes down to."

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