The Military-Local-Police-Industrial-Complex

 Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas to disperse the protestors with as th

The events in Ferguson, MO have highlighted the fact that many local police forces have heavy equipment -- much of it surplus military supplies. Vanita Gupta, deputy legal director of the ACLU and director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, discusses the year-long investigation into police tactics that found what it calls "excessive" militarization. And Sebastian Walker, correspondent for Al Jazeera America’s documentary program, "Fault Lines," reports on the tactics he saw this past week in Ferguson, from riot gear to tear gas and more.