N.J. cops’ 2-year military surplus haul: $40M in gear, 13 armored vehicles

Police departments across New Jersey received thousands of military hand-me-downs — including 13 heavily-armored vehicles — over the past two years valued at nearly $40 million. Despite concerns about militarizing local departments, in the second half of last year alone, 13 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles, or MRAPs, were shipped to a dozen municipal police departments and…

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