On June 19, 2014 the House debated an amendment by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) that would have cut funding for war gear the Pentagon is giving to civilian police for free. The attempt to stem the tide of police militarization failed 355-62. After Sept. 11, it became en vogue for police to look like the military. After Ferguson, people got a taste of exactly what that looked like. Below is the video on the debate.