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Dallas County Now Has Its Very Own Bulletproof, "Mine-Protected" Military SUV [sic]
dallasobserver.com ^ | Fri., Sep. 27 2013 at 12:00 PM | Eric Nicholson

Posted on 09/28/2013 6:36:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Dallas County sheriff's deputies traveled to Fort Hood earlier this month and picked up their very own International MaxxPro MRAP. This particular truck has never seen any actual combat, having only been deployed stateside for training exercises, so it doesn't have any cool battle scars, but with the dealer's $600,000 price tag knocked down to nothing, and with just 10,000 miles on it, the deal was too good to pass up.

"Having a tactical vehicle will not only provide warrants execution with the equipment to assist in performing their jobs but will provide an overall safety arch," Chief Deputy Marlin Suell wrote to commissioners.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.dallasobserver.com ...


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1 posted on 09/28/2013 6:36:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 09/28/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Now that they’ve got that really cool toy, it wouldn’t make any sense not to play with it now, would it?


3 posted on 09/28/2013 6:40:44 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Travis McGee
Every can has it's opener.

/johnny

4 posted on 09/28/2013 6:40:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Travis McGee

The fuel mileage is terrific....not....


5 posted on 09/28/2013 6:41:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s to far north. We need an army of these in deep south texas so law enforcement can be protected from the illegals


6 posted on 09/28/2013 6:42:18 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s what I was just thinking.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

>>Every can has it’s opener.<<

That’s pretty dedgum funny.

Ever had a dog get in the chicken pen and slaughter a bunch of hens? From that point, you’ll never keep that dog outta the pen.

Americans have tasted the blood of freedom...you’ll never contain them.

Are ya listening Sugar?


8 posted on 09/28/2013 6:46:15 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: JRandomFreeper

There are a lot of Iraq and Afghanistan vets that know how to open the can. And a lot of Vietnam vets who will join in.


9 posted on 09/28/2013 6:46:29 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Travis McGee
Ben, Trav...

I am breathing a sigh of relief now that our "boys in blue" are finally doing something about that rash of RPG and IED attacks on the defenseless DCSD.

I wonder what tires, fuel, maintenance, etc are gonna run the taxpayers?

Its gonna need a snazzy paint job too... .

10 posted on 09/28/2013 6:49:00 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: BenLurkin; TADSLOS; GeronL; Kip Russell

11 posted on 09/28/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Farnsworth
It’s to far north.

It’s too far north.

12 posted on 09/28/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: BenLurkin

Even Janet Reno would smile over this purchase, just imagine how much quicker the Waco inferno could have taken place.


13 posted on 09/28/2013 7:00:20 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: mcmuffin
If you got the intent, then what does it matter. Got no use for grammar Nazi’s
14 posted on 09/28/2013 7:03:28 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: BerryDingle

Didn’t ATF have tracked armored vehicles at Waco?


15 posted on 09/28/2013 7:04:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: nascarnation
Didn’t ATF have tracked armored vehicles at Waco?

Yes, compliments of Wesley Clark from Ft. Hood. With this, you don't need a tractor and low-boy to transport it.

16 posted on 09/28/2013 7:12:42 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin

Local Loco SWAT.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 7:30:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mcmuffin

2


18 posted on 09/28/2013 7:31:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TLI

Does the 2nd cover IEDs? Theoretically anyway.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 7:33:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Farnsworth

If you’re in tent, stay there!


20 posted on 09/28/2013 7:52:11 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: BenLurkin

“To protect (our pensions) and to serve (our union).”


21 posted on 09/28/2013 8:09:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Travis McGee

You know, I would say someone should clue those guys in that hanging off the side of an armored transport defeats the purpose... but then again, I’d rather these clowns keep using really poor tactics.


22 posted on 09/28/2013 8:35:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Paladin2

If the time ever comes when we need those, the 2nd amendment will just be a memory.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 8:38:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: mcmuffin

did your mom help you think of that??


24 posted on 09/28/2013 9:00:15 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: BenLurkin
Wish I had one of these in the driveway, at least we'd be equal:



Cadillac-Davison Armored car, 1915, top speed 70 MPH and armed with a M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun
25 posted on 09/28/2013 9:24:01 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Wayne Green - W2NSD - Silent Key - Rest In Peace)
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To: DuncanWaring

The fat thug cops get excited to the point of orgasm when they learn they get to serve a no knock warrant. I’m so grateful I was born at a time when I could enjoy this country. And I’m glad I won’t be around too much longer to see the total destruction. I’ve seen more than I ever wanted to see already.


26 posted on 09/28/2013 10:04:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Farnsworth; mcmuffin

“Got no use for grammar Nazi’s”

I pretty much never bother to correct the egregious errors all over this forum when it comes to spelling and grammar. I make plenty of mistakes myself. But the ability to communicate is becoming an extinct art these days, and conservatives would do well to strive for perfection when it comes to learning these skills.

The pen is mightier than the sword, but it takes more skill to use a pen as proficiently.

If someone corrects your spelling or grammar, let me suggest to either thank them or politely ignore them.

The Bible says the fool hates the one who reproves him, but the wise love reproof. We all need it, but few accept it when given.


27 posted on 09/28/2013 10:23:55 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: TLI

There’s a county in Georgia that went out a decade ago and bought a wheeled armored vehicle for ‘tactical support’. They had to send one of their mechanics off to a two-week school to know all the particulars of special repair for it. What they came to learn in the first six months as they used it....was that it came to break down on a fairly regular basis after the first year of operation.

After the warranty period ended, this repair business became expensive. Parts could be ordered, but it’d still take three-to-seven days for arrival....meaning the tactical vehicle sat there and usually couldn’t be of use.

The gas mileage? Well, it’s safe to say that it never got above three miles a gallon. So one trip to the end of the county and back....usually flushed out all of the fuel in the truck. You could imagine the budget guy sitting there and adding up diesel costs at the half-way point of the budget-year and falling off his chair.

So the vehicle got to be used less and less. Two years ago when the news media put out the story....they were using the vehicle strictly for parades and extreme episodes (figure four to six a year max). No spare parts were being kept and there’s probably six weeks out of the year that it was down for repairs anyway.

They couldn’t bring themselves to retire or dump the vehicle. They were hopeful that they could use the decline of this vehicle for another grant from Homeland Security down the line....that was my humble opinion in the end on this episode.

These are all expensive toys that the public have watched wannabe police organizations acquire and simply pump up tax revenue and budgets. It makes no sense and we would not have accepted this attitude a hundred years ago.


28 posted on 09/28/2013 10:48:33 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: BenLurkin

Dallas County is a libtard run cesspool complete with Detroit style decay and Chicago style crime, they need an entire fleet of up armored trucks just for simple law enforcement.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 11:03:07 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: BenLurkin

All you do is napalm the vehicle and pick off the passengers as they try to get out !


30 posted on 09/29/2013 3:33:49 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: JRandomFreeper
Every can has it's opener. /johnny

Yup - and don't even have to open it up to disable it. I wonder what a few gallons of thick paint would do for visibility.

31 posted on 09/29/2013 3:44:14 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Yup - and don’t even have to open it up to disable it. I wonder what a few gallons of thick paint would do for visibility.
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Or better yet that cold process roof tar ,, warm it just a little and it spreads real good.

I wonder where the air intakes are?


32 posted on 09/29/2013 4:12:02 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: unlearner; Farnsworth
Well sed,(/s) unlearner.

Dürfen wir das Kriegsbeil begraben, Farnsworth?

33 posted on 09/29/2013 4:36:12 AM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: BenLurkin

The tax payers paid for it, now it is handed out to whomever. Shouldnt it be given back to taxpayers to choose whom to sell to an how, and then use proceeds as a tax break like a mutual insurance?


34 posted on 09/29/2013 5:45:49 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Nowhere Man

Might be kind of fun to drive on open flat highway.


35 posted on 09/29/2013 6:05:42 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: unlearner

“If someone corrects your spelling or grammar, let me suggest to either thank them or politely ignore them.”

I don’t offer a “thank you” to people who are being arrogant. especially over something as petty “to too”, very nit picky


36 posted on 09/29/2013 6:30:01 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: mcmuffin

Lo sentimos, no hablan alemán

thank you Google translate.


37 posted on 09/29/2013 6:35:53 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Farnsworth

Tell me once more EXACTLY why the need for all these “bulletproof” vehicles. Does the gubmint anticipate another revolution? Guess I answered my own question.


38 posted on 09/29/2013 6:37:22 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Travis McGee

You will never prove to me that any local police force needs this kind of armor and armed upped police officers. SWAT is SWAT, but this is a Army Ranger, US Marines attacked platoon. THIS boys and girls is the military wing that will take over this country when the Antichrist comes. This is why these types are being built. The Bible clearly says when he rules, he rules by the way of a strong military force. The military will be his foreign forces, and this type of force will be his internal force. THIS nation is the only nation on earth where the free citizens are armed and could fight back. THIS is why they are building this force here.


39 posted on 09/29/2013 6:41:15 AM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: Progov

I do find it odd that more than one is needed. I could understand it if some city in South Texas did that, but in Dallas??


40 posted on 09/29/2013 6:46:44 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Farnsworth
I'm with you....this is an informal forum meant for the exchange of ideas not a test of our grammar skills. Your whole point has been lost so a few arrogant people can tout their proficiency in grammar and show their total lack of care for the feelings of others. You notice these people could have chosen to reply to you in private but opted instead to go for trying to embarrass you. All for their own petty self glorification!!!
41 posted on 09/29/2013 6:47:39 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Farnsworth
Dallas is teeming with people with unrestrained Shih Tzu's and fourth graders capable of chewing a pop tart into the shape of a pistol. we can't wait till terror is visited on us to prepare!!!
42 posted on 09/29/2013 6:54:41 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: ontap

Note to Mcmuffin. we=WE


43 posted on 09/29/2013 6:55:52 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: ontap

ER WI!!


44 posted on 09/29/2013 6:56:51 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: ontap

If I “get” where a person is coming from, then the grammar and mechanics was sufficient for me to understand the point.

To make a big deal over “to and too” is silly. Had a flashback to being on Sodahead.com for a moment.


45 posted on 09/29/2013 6:57:47 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: ontap

ER oui!!


46 posted on 09/29/2013 6:58:27 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: ontap

Maybe it’s a show of force so Dallas doesn’t become Chicago??

“unrestrained Shih Tzu’s and fourth graders capable of chewing a pop tart into the shape of a pistol”

LOL! Thats funny right there, don’t care who you are


47 posted on 09/29/2013 7:00:08 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Farnsworth

Like I said. It’s not about the grammar. It’s all about them!!!


48 posted on 09/29/2013 7:01:57 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: VerySadAmerican
The fat thug cops get excited to the point of orgasm when they learn they get to serve a no knock warrant. I’m so grateful I was born at a time when I could enjoy this country. And I’m glad I won’t be around too much longer to see the total destruction. I’ve seen more than I ever wanted to see already.

The militarization of law enforcement is a concern to me as well as no-knock warrants. There should be none of that. It reminds me of an old episode of "Picket Fences" where the sherriff, Tom Skerritt, was selected to be on a jury where a drug dealer was charged with killing two or three cops with an Uzi on a no-knock raid. The defendant was using the rule of self defense since he did not know they were police and they came in on a no-knock raid. Skerritt's character agreed with them and when you think about it, he's right. The defendant got off.
49 posted on 09/29/2013 9:31:02 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Wayne Green - W2NSD - Silent Key - Rest In Peace)
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To: Farnsworth

Ther are getting ready for the rebellion by “We, The People” and must have the lastest in deterent equipment when “gun conviscation by decree” is implemented.

These signs have been surfacing allover this country and few have asked just WHY do the cops “NEED” such vehicles?


50 posted on 09/30/2013 3:27:38 AM PDT by DaveA37
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