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St. Pete Police not worried about plan to reduce military surplus program

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The Obama administration announced Monday plans to scale back on federal military surplus programs used by local police agencies to purchase things like armored vehicles and SWAT gear. The Obama proposal would eliminate bayonets, weaponized vehicles and grenade launchers from available surplus items. It would also make it tougher for local agencies to prove their case for riot gear and certain types of armored vehicles. The move has the national Fraternal Order of Police up in arms, arguing President Barack Obama…

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