Duncan Hunter, a Republican and military veteran who represents east San Diego County, has joined lawmakers criticizing the militarization of police forces in the wake of rioting in Ferguson, MO.
Hunters was quoted in an article on the Politico website, and circulated the quote on his Facebook page.
“In some cases, military equipment has a practical use. But there are
limitations on the type of equipment, obviously,” he told Politico.
“The idea that state and local police departments need tactical vehicles
and MRAPs with gun turrets is excessive. Certain resources are designed
and manufactured for a military mission—and it should stay that way.”
Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was referring to a Pentagon program that transfers surplus military equipment to state and local agencies.http://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2014/08/17/rep-hunter-criticizes-police-use/