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!
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