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The ACLU of Massachusetts obtained the following documents from public agencies in preparation for our 2014 report, “Our Homes Are Not Battlefields.”

National Guard

The following documents describe the state Guard's counterdrug operations, including the training of state and local police in drug interdiction, the staffing of fusion centers by Guard personnel, and the deployment of military equipment and tactics in the war on drugs in Massachusetts.

Springfield “counterinsurgency” policing

These documents detail the Springfield Police Department's efforts to use counterinsurgency models developed in overseas war zones on the streets of the city's North End and South End neighborhoods. The SPD prepared the documents as an application to the DOJ's Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program (JAG). In October 2013, the DOJ awarded Springfield $1m for the counterinsurgency project, also known as “C3 policing”.

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