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Police in riot gear work to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Federal agencies acknowledged they don't track how the automatic weapons and armored trucks are used by police, the Defense and Homeland Security departments testified to Congress. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. holds his hands over his head in the manner of protesters during the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., as he questions witnesses during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on federal programs that equip state and local police with military equipment, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The issue of local police using armored vehicles and other military equipment gained nationwide attention during violent conflicts between law enforcement in Ferguson and protesters upset about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Police officer Dan Page (left, with zip strips) and fellow cops tackle a man Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Associated Press)

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Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. The transfer program is under intense scrutiny in the aftermath of this month's standoffs between police and protesters. (Associated Press photographs)

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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri and St. Louis-area economic development groups and lenders are committing $1 million in support to businesses affected by the unrest in Ferguson that followed the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

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Christina Bijou of Greenbelt, Md., right joins other activists rallying outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nathan Sheard of New York, N.Y. with Code Pink, holds a sign with the name of a man killed by police as he and other activists rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Activists march past the National Archives Building on Constitution Ave. rallying outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Marvin Hall marches down Constitution Ave. after he and other activists rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired U.S. Marshall Matthew Fogg speaks during a rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired U.S. Marshall Matthew Fogg speaks during a rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Christina Bijou of Greenbelt, Md., left, and her cousin Cierra Bijou of Hyattsville, Md., right, join other activists rallying outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Justice Department security watch from the Connsititution Ave. entrance as activists rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Christina Bijou of Greenbelt, Md., center, and her cousin Cierra Bijou of Hyattsville, Md., right, join other activists rallying outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Christina Bijou of Greenbelt, Md., center, and her cousin Cierra Bijou of Hyattsville, Md., right, join other activists rallying outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Nathan Sheard of New York, N.Y. with Code Pink, holds a sign with the name of a man killed by police as he and other activists rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Tanya Ward-Jordan, left, holds a sign that reads "Don't Shoot!" as activists rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Tanya Ward-Jordan, left, holds a sign that reads "Don't Shoot!" as activists rally outside the Justice Department to call on the Attorney General to "help secure justice for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as an overhaul of US law enforcement tactics in order to stop police brutality and the militarization of police forces", Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A member of the St. Louis County Police Department aims at a group of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Pundits are suggesting the Michael Brown incident, although not unique, opened a discussion not only on race relations but also on police militarization. (Associated Press)

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Police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, druing a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Inset) Undated Facebook photo of Dillon Taylor, 20 who was shot and killed by a Salt Lake City police officer outside a convenience store.