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