Obama's Police Reforms Face Obstacles In Congress
President Obama unveiled new reforms on police militarization following the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, but can he get Congress on board?By Matt Picht | December 1, 2014
In the wake of the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama has announced new measures aimed at reforming local police departments across the country.
President Obama told reporters, "This is not a problem simply of Ferguson, Missouri. This is a problem that is national." (Video via CNN)
Obama is planning to ask Congress for $263 million to help states purchase body cameras for police officers and improve officer training programs. The proposal will also overhaul a federal program designed to distribute military equipment to law enforcement and create a federal task force on community policing.