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Police getting more firepower

200 to be armed with assault rifles

By Donovan Slack and Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / May 29, 2009

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The Boston Police Department is preparing a plan to arm as many as 200 patrol officers with semiautomatic assault rifles, a significant boost in firepower that department leaders believe is necessary to counter terrorist threats, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the plan. (Full article: 1017 words)

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