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?
Why stop there? How about Predators and Hellfire missiles for those pesky car chases...
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.
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.
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.
This must come to an end some way. It absolutely must
There’s a difference between obtaining adequate firepower and stupidity. What doe he want to do - pretend he’s in Desert Storm?
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.
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.
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.
***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”.
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.
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.
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...
I guess they are fighting all those Mennonites on their way to church /sarc.
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.