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1 posted on 09/11/2008 10:27:20 PM PDT by Oyarsa
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He could use it in rounding up illegals too. Read the article and this was not one of the suggested use for it.
2 posted on 09/11/2008 10:30:20 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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All right, this toy is ridiculous, but what’s with the reference to protesters in New York. The victims of the raids conspired to carry out violations of violent crimes, both against people and property. Free speech and consent had nothing to do with it.

Can I go smash the window at the offices of “Reason” without reprecussion?


3 posted on 09/11/2008 10:33:02 PM PDT by Tublecane
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Why stop there? How about Predators and Hellfire missiles for those pesky car chases...

4 posted on 09/11/2008 10:33:42 PM PDT by null and void (When you bang your forehead on the ground five times a day, you get brain damage.)
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I'm reminded of that scene in "The Untouchables" where Kevin Costner shouts, "Let's do some good," as he smashes his way into Al Capone's warehouse with a snowplow, only to find cases of . . .

umbrellas.

5 posted on 09/11/2008 10:34:18 PM PDT by Huntress (If you have a chip on your shoulder, you think everybody's trying to knock it off.-AnAmericanMother)
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Looks like they are preparing to rescue Elian or the Waco children .
7 posted on 09/11/2008 10:35:53 PM PDT by kbennkc (What passes for optimism is most often an intellectual error)
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I like it.Show of force to keep down a riot is just what we need.It will also help in hostage situations or showdowns where police are out gunned.


8 posted on 09/11/2008 10:36:48 PM PDT by noutopia (Home of the brave,not the spineless.)
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Isn’t a .50 cal illegal to use on humans according to UN international law?

Not that the UN has jurisdiction here, unless it’s “protected land” issues.


12 posted on 09/11/2008 10:41:29 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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This may seem excessive for S. Carolina. However, for Oakland crackhouses, these are routine, or should be.

Figure any crackhouse will have at least 3 bulletproof vest defeating AK47’s. “as larry said “when you absolutely, positively must kill every single mother f*cker in the room” AK 47 is what you must use.

Heavy arm require heavy law enforcement tools. Simple.


16 posted on 09/11/2008 10:43:32 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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This must come to an end some way. It absolutely must


19 posted on 09/11/2008 10:47:38 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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There’s a difference between obtaining adequate firepower and stupidity. What doe he want to do - pretend he’s in Desert Storm?


20 posted on 09/11/2008 10:49:33 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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I could understand the Sheriff of Sadr City maybe needing one of these contraptions. But not until the US pulls out of Iraq. And maybe not even then.

There is neither reason or justification for any LEA in the United States to have one of these. Certainly NOT equipped with a .50 cal belt-fed machine gun. I would be hard pressed to conceive of an urban environment where letting off that thing could be safe: .50 cal bullets go thru stuff and just keep going.

Way, way over-the-top. Insane.

If things are *that badly* out of control, the good Sheriff ought to call in the National Guard.

And whoever oversees and approves his annual budget ought to call in the auditors: this kind of flagrant waste of taxpayer dollars is a sure sign that gross overspending is happening. Sheriff needs his budget trimmed.

And I don’t care if he *did* get it for a cheap deal: he didn’t need it, so spending so little as $1 was by definition a wrongful spend. Even if he got it for free, he didn’t need it so even filling up the gas tank is by definition a wrongful spend.

Even if the Army paid him to take it, he didn’t need it, so both the Army and the Sheriff need to be investigated: the Army for misappropriated funds, and the Sheriff for unlawful conversion.


23 posted on 09/11/2008 10:52:08 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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A lot of departments are buying surplus military APC’s.

They are a heck of a lot cheaper than a new LENCO Bear.

I do have to say that the .50cal machine gun is gross overkill as far as law enforcement use goes.


24 posted on 09/11/2008 10:54:59 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats: Supporting America's enemies since 1824)
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Great idea, giving this little tinpot would-be soldier his own little army.

This is the “S.W.A.T.” mentality taken to its illogical extreme.


27 posted on 09/11/2008 10:59:04 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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***Sheriff Leon Lott has charmingly named the vehicle “The Peacemaker,”***

Nothing new. About 38 years ago the town of Cairo, Illinois had a home made version they called “The War Waggon”.


29 posted on 09/11/2008 11:00:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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Read THIS and then tell me that the police really need this much firepower.
30 posted on 09/11/2008 11:00:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog (He that lives upon hope will die fasting. - Ben Franklin)
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The Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department (that's them above) just obtained an armored personnel carrier, complete with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun.

WTF is a damned POLICE unit doing with an armored personell carrier ?????

The good news is that 30-06 AP will go right through it.

32 posted on 09/11/2008 11:05:59 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (McCain/Palin 2008 : Palin the Paladin 2012)
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ridiculous....next he'll want a crate of javelins

our police are not Navy Seals or Green Berets

they are cops....police officers, it's time they get real and leave the militarization goodies to folks trained for it and CONSTITUTIONALLY proscribed for it.

it's ridiculous

why not throw in a few suitcases of anadrol ampules while we're at it and a resident tattoo artist?

that's what most look like now...

nuts

34 posted on 09/11/2008 11:08:12 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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I guess they are fighting all those Mennonites on their way to church /sarc.


38 posted on 09/11/2008 11:15:00 PM PDT by wac3rd (The MSM will accompany the Captain of the SS Marxist Titanic to the bottom of Lake Michigan)
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When the sheriff needs a tank, the law abiding citizen’s need anti-tank weapons.

Civilians should always be able to appose police power in the event of rampant police corruption and abuse of power.


39 posted on 09/11/2008 11:15:37 PM PDT by Fichori (ironic: adj. 1 Characterized by or constituting irony. 2 Obamy getting beat up by a girl.)
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Operation Garden Plot
42 posted on 09/11/2008 11:28:03 PM PDT by endthematrix
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