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Pentagon gives schools military surplus

Scenes this summer of police in armored vehicles and riot gear launching tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have brought increased scrutiny of a federal program that transfers surplus military supplies to local law enforcement agencies.

Georgia colleges and school systems are among those who have taken advantage of the program. Some have acquired refrigerators, firefighting gear and even an electric floor polisher.

Interactive: Surplus military gear at Georgia schools and colleges: http://www.myajc.com/news/military-gear-georgia-schools/

Interactive: Surplus military gear in Georgia: http://www.myajc.com/news/georgia-surplus-military-gear/

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