Under the federal 1033 program, local police departments across the country can purchase excess military equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense. Critics argue that the program has led to the increased militarization of America’s police. Yesterday the city’s Finance Committee approved a measure that would limit what equipment the Madison Police Department can purchase […]
Around 60 people gathered on Madison’s north side Wednesday night to share their ideas about how the city could help breath new life into the sprawling Oscar Mayer facility once Kraft Heinz leaves the area this year. Darien Lamen reports.