Tags Militarizing and increasing federal control over local police forces under Homeland Security
Tag: militarizing and increasing federal control over local police forces under Homeland Security
Urban Shield: Berkeley City council capitulates to police
Some 400 people packed a special city council meeting here on June 20 to demand that the city end its “shameful collaboration” with federal police and spy agencies. But the council, while widely hailed as “progressive,” ignored the near-unanimous popular opinion and voted to renew three controversial police programs: participation in a Regional Intelligence Fusion Center, participation in the Urban Areas Security Initiative and acquisition of a bulletproof armored personnel carrier.