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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Obama administration has released a plan that would increase their control over state and local law police.

The plan, called Task Force on 21st Century Policing, will force police agencies across the country to adhere to stricter requirements in order to receive federal funding.

According to Infowars, the plan stated, “The U.S. Department of Justice, through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services [COPS] and Office of Justice Programs, should provide technical assistance and incentive funding to jurisdictions with small police agencies that take steps towards shared services, regional training, and consolidation.”

Additionally, the plan will allow the feds to collect more data from police.

It stated, “There is a lack of uniformity in data collection throughout law enforcement, and only patchwork methods of near real-time information sharing exist,” the plan stated in a section calling for “national standards” for law enforcement technologies. “These problems are especially critical in light of the threats from terrorism and cybercrime.”

President Obama said most of the new plan’s recommendations “are directed at the 18,000 law enforcement jurisdictions that are out there.”

On Monday the president said:

“I’m going to be asking Eric Holder and the Justice Department and his successor to go through all these recommendations so that we can start implementing them. I know that one area that’s going to be of great interest is whether we can expand the COPS program that in the past has been very effective, continues to be effective, but is largely underfunded — to see if we can get more incentives for local communities to apply some of the best practices and lessons that are embodied in this report.”

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