A Houston Police vehicle drives along a flooded street in the rising water of Buffalo Bayou following tropical storm Harvey in a neighborhood west of Houston, Texas, U.S., August 30, 2017. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Texas Police, Looking for More Military Hardware, Tout Its Use In Harvey Relief

With military-grade equipment available for the cost of pick-up, police forces have been stocking up. While some of that equipment appears actually to have been used in post-hurricane relief work, most of it is better suited for SWAT raids, intimidating protesters, and killing people.