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Millions of dollars in military gear given to Wisconsin policeSubmitted: 08/21/2014
MADISON - The recent troubles in Ferguson, Missouri show that police can sometimes look like a military force.

In Wisconsin, records show the Pentagon has given police more than 28 million dollars of surplus military gear in the past decade.

That includes assault rifles, grenade launchers and mine-resistant trucks.

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs documents gotten under the open records law show more than 67,000 military-grade items were given to 219 police agencies since 2004.

The police departments pay for maintenance and transportation of the gear, which is still owned by the federal government.

The surplus military gear sharing program started in 1990.

It was escalated after the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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