BBC英语新闻:美国政府禁止向地方警察提供军用装备

来源:普特英语听力 2019-02-20
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President Barack Obama has banned the US government from giving military style equipment to local police forces. The White House said that the armed vehicles on tracks, camouflage uniforms, and grenade launchers would no longer be given out. The decision follows accusations of the police were too heavy handed in dealing with protestants in Ferguson last summer. President Obama announced the measures during a visit to New Jersey. “We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like, there's occupying forces supposed to a force that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them, can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message. So we are going to prohibit some equipment made for the battlefield that is not appropriate for the local police departments.”

Key Phrases/Words

1. camouflage n/v. 伪装, 掩饰,〈喻〉幌子

2. protestant n/adj. 新教教徒
 
3. battlefield n. 战场,战地


奥巴马总统宣布禁止美国政府向地方警察提供军用装备。白宫表示武装车辆,迷彩装和榴弹发射器将不会再提供给警察。根据去年夏天警方因过度使用装备应对弗格森市示威者而遭到指责,从而做出了这项决定。奥巴马总统是在访问新泽西州市宣布这项措施。“我们已经看到军事装备给人们带来的感觉,原本这些装备和使用这些装备的人是为社区提供服务并且保护他们安危的,现在却隔离了这层关系,让当地居民感到威胁与害怕。给居民传达了一种错误的讯息。所以我们打算禁止一些战斗装备进入到当地警察部门。”
 




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