militarization

Redlands on the defensive after receiving MRAP

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This is an important trend going on nationwide, although much of it is going on under the radar. It has to do with both the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, as well as with creating and expanding domestic markets for war materiel no longer needed abroad with the deintensification of ground combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, due to drone warfare and other factors. "Bring the War Home," so to speak. Redlands is one of the local cities to obtain a military-grade MRAP (Mine Resistant/Ambush Protected) vehicle--basically a tank.

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