Skip to comments.How Congress Helped Create Fergusons Militarized Police
Posted on 08/14/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT by Mariner
August 14, 2014 Since 2006, the Pentagon has distributed 432 mine-resistant armored vehicles to local police departments. It has also doled out more than 400 other armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, and 93,000 machine guns.
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It's too much.
We cannot be a free people with a Standing Army in our neighborhoods and on our streets.
Tacticool has become VERY dangerous.
Defund your local LEO and protect yourself.
did they help create the feral rioters and looters too?
No. They were created by TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, ADC, SS Disability, Welfare, etc.
What are the BILLIONS of ammo they’ve been buying up FOR..?
I think they should sell it off —they should have the minimum, and maybe a little more.
This is nuts.
By orders of magnitude.
Of course then SWAT didn't do no-knock for routine drug possession and cops didn't have M113 APCs.
You think they will limit the application of those toys to the ghetto?
If the Police had of stayed away Ferguson would be gone by now ,a little taste of ISIS in Iraq
Every congress person is an enemy of the people. I want one congress jerk to explain to me why local cops need mine resistant vehicles. Why not sell them to our allies?
Another viewpoint: It was nice of the government to place all that useful hardware in local places so the patriots can commandeer it easily when the time comes to purge the country of the tyrants and their minions.
...” explain to me why local cops need mine resistant vehicles”......
Because they know things we don’t and won’t.
There were riots all over the country when MLK was killed. The cops didn’t need tanks. Let the idiots burn their own cities down. Plus, you actually believe the Ferguson cops need MRAPs to fend off those protesters? Bring out the fire hoses.
They SHOULDN’T know things we don’t know. That’s the problem!
The armoured vehicles are meant for the Bible and gun owners.
Problem is all these local LEO OWE Feds big time.
The government is putting all this equipment into place for that “civilian army” Obama promised in 2008. And don’t think the cops will be on the side of the people.
.....”nice of the government to place all that useful hardware in local places so the patriots can commandeer it easily when the time comes to purge the country of the tyrants and their minions”.....
The M.E nations have certainly taken advantage of that and simply planned out their missions while they kept an eye on where all the goods were.....then ol’ ISIS went for the gold...the banks and everything else.
the military vehicles were there for the Intimidation factor
Well, remember when ol’ Snowden let the cat out of the bag for real, though everybody knew pretty much the stuff was going on anyway..... The outcry was deafening.
So of course anything which might shake up the nations people is not going to be broad-casted no matter how much you want to know the “for real” stuff. We know...we just want it “published”.
Yes, there were riots and the police were out in the streets with helmets and rifles, trading shots with rioters. I didn’t say the police needs MRAPs — rather, what people might call a “militarized police force,” as opposed to some mick walking the beat with a billy club, is necessary in some places in America these days. Sad but true.
I like that type of thinking. Good on ya!
Interesting. My local news is reporting on this right now in Columbus OH. The sheriff of a local county just said that militarized equipment and armored vehicles were offered to them, virtually free, by the Department of Defense. They took them and with hardly any cost to the county. Why in the hell is the federal government supplying locals with this type of equipment?
I’m reading reports now since the non-camo wearing, non MG pointing state police have taken over, things are starting to quiet down a bit. Tacticool is way over done by police. Police shouldn’t have guns anymore. They don’t know what they’re doing. That’s the real sign of the times - the stupid.
Unfortunately chances are the rioting will spread to other peaceful places.
Be sure to have your sound on. You don't want to miss the soundtrack.
Doraville has a population of 8,500.
Ok.but there are 93,000 machine guns out there. I don’t see the need for police to have them, that’s all.
I’ll bet they have more than what has been listed
^Exactly; I’m on SSD right now and I’m not pulling an ounce of the stuff that they are. I’m building my own business and staying to my own routine. Frankly put, it’s nature.
As the muslim brotherhood showed, the Obama admin would give them several billion $$$ and some F-16’s.
Just this evening I came upon, in the opposite lane, what looked like a very minor fender bender. The two civilian vehicles that had been involved in the incident were surrounded by county squad cars, blue lights flashing, and officers all over the place dressed as if they were about to take a spacewalk.
I kept driving, but felt very intimidated by the scene.
the problem in ferguson is not the police
It’s black culture and the criminal underclass it creates in hundreds of cities and suburbs across America.
Jeez If you’re on the same side of this as Jesse and al then you F-ed up somewhere, big time. Think again dummy.
lol...that is frigging ridiculous.
What a silly statement. Explain that.
1. Is the average law-abiding citizen allowed to be armed with the same weapons?
2. If the answer is 'no', then who will enforce those laws against the law-abiding, and what 'hardware' will they use to enforce them?
Let’s get rid of all the cops and let jesse, Al, and the new black panther party protect us. That will go well.
The Federal Department of Civilian Control depends on overwhelming numbers and force. If three disobedience events happen at the same time, it will fall apart. As soon as the masses of underpaid welfare recipients learn this fact, they will apply the “pile on” tactic. It may already be happening, judging by the way the FDCC has been attacking the press.
ha ha nice
We conservatives (Bible owners and gun owners) are the enemy of Obama. We’re the reason our federal government is paranoid and stockpiling weapons and ammo. Not silly.
So do you think the average citizen should have the right to the same firearms as police?
You realize that be can be wrong, yes?
Amen. I’ve seen shows like “The First 48” etc. Certain elements of black culture are feral. Unlike a tea party pretest a few officers showing up and politely saying, “please stay on the sidewalk and out of the road” is all that is needed. Say that to a mob of feral youth and it will take dozes of officers very quickly. All they understand is violence and intimidation.
And the multitude of shipping containers go uninspected.
“Why in the hell is the federal government supplying locals with this type of equipment?”
The Obama regime is dismantling our military and building up the civilian force.
Then shoot them when they loot the Smithsonian or the Guggenheim, not the QuickTrip or the Walmart.
Apprehend them and try them in court.
We always said that the problem with Democrats was that they treat terrorism as criminal acts.
Why are we trying to treat criminal acts as terrorist attacks?
Straw man argument. I’m guessing you’re a government knows best facist fanboy.
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