Protestors Object To Militarization Of Police.
While I’ve been disappointed with small-town acquiescence, Intellihub reports a promising sign in a larger metro center, Oakland, California:
This week there is a large scale police militarization drill being held in Oakland, with police and first responders from all over the country participating. This program has over 50 separate training scenarios that will take place in and around the Oakland area.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson told CBS News that police militarization is just a part of life.
Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/10/protestors-object-militarization-police/#8IRxtCAE2lV5Juts.99
Democratic Senators Pen Letter to Obama, UN Opposing Arms Trade Treaty.
Though Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty in September, there are positive signs that the treaty will be dead on arrival in the Senate. Last week Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., released a bipartisan letter opposing the treaty, which was signed by 48 of their colleagues. And on Tuesday, four Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama, Kerry and the UN stating that the small arms treaty would not be ratified.
Read more at http://minutemennews.com/2013/10/democratic-senators-pen-letter-obama-un-opposing-arms-trade-treaty/#PjmR0rMl9tmGEM7o.99