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Police Are Buying Drones and Armored Vehicles With COVID Relief Funds

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2022
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On Monday, the White House announced that federal funding for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines would soon be depleted unless Congress approves a new spending bill. While Republicans are largely responsible for the ongoing Congressional stalemate, the Biden Administration has been criticized for encouraging local governments to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief aid package that was approved last March, on policing in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. 

“I want more cities and states to use some of the $350 billion we sent to them on the American Rescue...

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