New report documents the critical need to repeal 1033, which allows the federal government to equip local police with military gear.

By Maritza Perez, Cyrus O’Brien and Charlotte Lawrence

Law enforcement officers used a water cannon mounted on an MRAP obtained through 1033 against people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in subfreezing temperatures on Nov. 20, 2016. Officers also used tear gas, rubber bullets, concussion grenades, and pepper spray.

You’ve probably seen it by now, on B-roll if not in real life: Police and sheriff’s deputies spraying protesters with a…

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