Skip to comments.Weird… California City of 150,000 Rolls Out Armored Death Machine Complete with Machine Gun Turret
Posted on 02/27/2014 10:35:47 AM PST by servo1969
Welcome to Salinas, California. Its a community of only 150,000 people and the owner of the military assault death machine.
Thats right, a city of less than a quarter million owns a rolling death machine complete with a machine gun turret on top. What the h-ll would they need that for?
Heres another shot of the armored monster.
The Salinas Police Department made its new armored rescue vehicle available for public viewing on Tuesday in front of City Hall. Police said the ARV, acquired and customized at very low cost to the city, will provide protection and rescue capabilities to officers and civilians in high-risk situations. (The Californian)
The vehicle was obtained through the US governments 1033 program established as a means of reallocating government equipment for use by law enforcement.
10-20 Molotov cocktails would put that sucker out of commission pretty quick.
Obama DID say he wanted to create an internal police force that was just as well armed as the military. I’m beginning to think this is what he meant.
Will that windshield stop a .50 BMG round?
This is insanity using military weapons on the streets of America!
Must be in response to all of those cop cars being blown up by the Cartels and their RPG’s /s.
Ever live in Salinas? GANGS X 10. It is harder to find a non-gang member.
All those surplus Iraq and Afghanistan MRAPs are going somewhere.
This is the continuing militarization of local police forces since the early 70’s.
This creates an “Us vs. Them” mentality and further alienates the police from the community they serve.
Noticed in the first picture ... Monster Confer Center (upper right of photo) and is probably short for Monster Conference Center. Maybe they were waiting on the delegates to arrive?
If these were ever commandeered by evil people, an aluminum can of thermite with a magnesium fuse, placed over the engine compartment, will turn that into a gigantic paperweight.
Who exactly do they intend to “rescue” with this thing, and how?
off course the *S* is missing ... they’re undercover.
How much the sucker cost?
Where can I buy one so I can ship it to the Senior Center people of Salinas?
[Imagine? Police attacking a Senior Center coz seniors have an armored vehicle.]
“Will that windshield stop a .50 BMG round?”
It’s California, nobody has a .50 BMG rifle.
If the window is Alon, then no, a .50 won’t shatter it.
They’ll burn with the proper encouragement.
The 1033 Program
The 1033 Program (formerly the 1208 Program) permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) personal property (supplies and equipment) to state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs).
The 1033 Program has allowed law enforcement agencies to acquire vehicles (land, air and sea), weapons, computer equipment, fingerprint equipment, night vision equipment, radios and televisions, first aid equipment, tents and sleeping bags, photographic equipment and more.
Rules and Restrictions
The requesting agency must be a government agency that has a primary function of enforcing laws and with officers who are compensated and have powers of arrest and apprehension.
The property must be drawn from existing DoD stocks.
The receiving agency is responsible for all costs associated with the property after it is transferred, as well as for all shipping or federal repossession costs.
The recipient must accept the property on an as-is, where-is basis.
All property is transferred on a first-come, first-served basis.
Property may not be sold, leased, rented, exchanged, bartered, used to secure a loan, used to supplement the agency’s budget or stockpiled for possible future use.
A state or local law enforcement or corrections official begins the process by completing a “Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) Application for Participation in the 1033 Program.” This application can be found at the following link: https://www.dispositionservices.dla.mil/rtd03/leso/forms.shtml.
After the application is completed, the agency official sends the application to the State Point of Contact (SPOC) for the respective state in which the applicant is located.
On approval by the SPOC, the application is sent to the U.S. Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) in Battle Creek, Mich.
The LESO responds by sending a letter to the SPOC, who sends it on to the agency. This letter provides the agency with a unique number allowing the agency to access the LESO database and also identifies the law enforcement officers authorized to screen and receive property at all Defense Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DRMOs). In some states, all screening and acquisition of property is performed at the state level.
How to Find Available Items
There are two methods of screening excess property. The first is physically visiting DRMOs and looking over the excess property displayed. The second method would be reviewing the inventory listings of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) through their website: https://www.dispositionservices.dla.mil/rtd03/leso/index.shtml.
For instructions on how to navigate the DRMS website, please contact your State Coordinator , call (800) 248-2742, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Charlie Brune, Law Enforcement Project Manager, Federal Excess Property Programs, cell phone (512) 517-8064; Email email@example.com.
Charlie Brune joined the staff of the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC) on Sept. 1, 2009, as the law enforcement liaison for the Federal Surplus Property Program. SRTB-RC is one of centers in the National Law Enforcement Corrections and Technology Center (NLECTC) System, a program of the National Institute of Justice. SRTB-RC is a public safety program of The Center for Rural Development (CRD), based out of Somerset, Ky. Before joining NLECTC, Mr. Brune retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as a captain with the Texas Rangers. Mr. Brune has more than 40 years of experience in state law enforcement involving several different state agencies. He has conducted numerous investigations into public corruption, money laundering, fraud and homicides. Mr. Brune has also served in the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of staff sergeant. Mr. Brune graduated from Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas.
I fell save now!/s
I was wondering if maybe the Mexican drug cartels would sell us POM (plain old muricans)any left over RPG’s. That is the only local supplier I can think of.
No but a 50bmp in the radiator would make for an expensive fix.
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