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Mandatory Body Armor Policies Increase

November 19, 2012  | 

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A rising number of law enforcement officers are required to wear body armor after two consecutive years in which police were being killed by gunfire with increasing frequency, a new Justice Department study has found.

Ninety-two percent of officers reported that their agencies now have mandatory body armor policies, up from 59% in a similar 2009 survey.

The jump also comes in the wake of a 2010 directive by Attorney General Eric Holder, who warned that local police risked losing millions of dollars in federal aid if body armor did not become mandatory.

Read the full USA Today story.

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Trigger @ 11/20/2012 5:27 AM

And yet there are those "macho" individuals who refuse to wear body armor because it makes them look fat...idiots!!

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