MRAP’s (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle) are
made for the battlefield, but police departments across the U.S. are getting them for bargain prices from the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency. Captain Gary Woodruff from the Lawrence, Indiana, police department tells AJ+ why it needs a MRAP and how it plans to use it. This is a hot topic in light of debate regarding the militarization of police in America, in part through vehicles.
Did you know that one of the first black Air Force pilots in history was a Muslim? Ahmet Ali Çelikten was an Ottoman pilot in WWI of African descent who rose to the rank of captain during the war.