Archives for March 22, 2015

First in the Country: New Jersey Law a First Step to Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police

TRENTON, N.J. (March 18, 2015) – New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law yes­ter­day that rep­re­sents an impor­tant first step towards block­ing fed­er­al pro­grams that mil­i­ta­rize local police in the state. Infor­mal­ly known as the 1033 Pro­gram, the Pen­ta­gon pro­vides local law enforce­ment, at lit­tle or no upfront cost, sur­plus fed­er­al prop­er­ty, […]