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Homeland Security burden shifting to cities, counties
Nashville Tennessean | 4/8/12 | Tony Gonzalez

Posted on 04/08/2012 12:12:19 PM PDT by SmithL

Gannett Newspaper - Link Only:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120408/NEWS01/304080050/Homeland-Security-burden-shifting-cities-counties?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: homelandsecurity; yourtaxdollarsatwork
Subheadline: As anti-terrorism grants dwindle, local governments asked to step up
1 posted on 04/08/2012 12:12:29 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
When the money was rolling in, my county went on a spending spree. At one point a particular grant for ballistic helmets and face shields had come up costing $10,000 LESS than the grant had allotted. When this was pointed out to the county commission the reply was, “Don't worry. We'll find something to spend it on.”

It was, ‘though I can't say on what.

2 posted on 04/08/2012 12:30:56 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: SmithL

Fine. Now if only they’d allow the states to exercise their right to control illegal immigration within the bounds of the (ignored) federal laws.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 12:47:53 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: SmithL
Among the most coveted pieces is the armored Bearcat, a paramilitary vehicle with a gun turret on top and the ability to drive directly into an explosive or hazardous “hot zone.” Metro Nashville police got one funded for $89,000 and have rolled it out about 175 times since 2009, including during barricades and high-risk searches, a department spokeswoman said.

Pretty high risk "searches" they have going on there. Given the GPM's, I guess M-4 machine guns and MK3A2 concussion offensive hand grenades just ain't gettin the job done, huh?

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4 posted on 04/08/2012 1:51:20 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

There are only two uses for such vehicles, as I can see: 1) wars between gangs and police, and 2) rounding up political undesirables (read: Christians and conservatives).

Neither bode very well for us.


5 posted on 04/08/2012 2:05:13 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Mao, who was a much better guerilla leader than an economist, wrote that the enemy will always keep one supplied with guns and ammunition.

Just sayin’.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 3:17:50 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: TLI

Reminds me of THE WAR WAGON used in Cairo Ill, a homemade armored police vehicle back around 1970.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 6:30:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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