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How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police
National Journal ^ | August 14th, 2014 | By Emma Roller

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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Just since 2006. And this does not include funds transfers from Federal LEO/Agencies.

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.

1 posted on 08/14/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT by Mariner
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did they help create the feral rioters and looters too?


2 posted on 08/14/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

No. They were created by TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, ADC, SS Disability, Welfare, etc.


3 posted on 08/14/2014 7:45:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Mariner
Unfortunately, some police departments need serious hardware these days. Now, small town police departments don't need MRAPS and so forth, but in a place like Ferguson, thick with violent gang types and other assorted trash, the its a different story. Its a sign of the times. Would the police be able to keep the riots at bay if they didn't have some intimidating deterrent force?
4 posted on 08/14/2014 7:46:42 PM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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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.


5 posted on 08/14/2014 7:48:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: GeronL
There were far more feral rioters in the 60's.

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?

Dream on.

6 posted on 08/14/2014 7:49:04 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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If the Police had of stayed away Ferguson would be gone by now ,a little taste of ISIS in Iraq


7 posted on 08/14/2014 7:49:10 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Mariner

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?


8 posted on 08/14/2014 7:50:22 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Mariner

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.


9 posted on 08/14/2014 7:50:52 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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...” explain to me why local cops need mine resistant vehicles”......

Because they know things we don’t and won’t.


10 posted on 08/14/2014 7:51:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: Wyrd biư ful arƦd

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.


11 posted on 08/14/2014 7:52:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: caww

They SHOULDN’T know things we don’t know. That’s the problem!


12 posted on 08/14/2014 7:53:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Mariner

The armoured vehicles are meant for the Bible and gun owners.


13 posted on 08/14/2014 7:53:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ArtDodger
"Another viewpoint:"

Problem is all these local LEO OWE Feds big time.

14 posted on 08/14/2014 7:54:00 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: ArtDodger

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.


15 posted on 08/14/2014 7:54:12 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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.....”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.


16 posted on 08/14/2014 7:54:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: VerySadAmerican

the military vehicles were there for the Intimidation factor


17 posted on 08/14/2014 7:54:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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...”They SHOULDN’T know things we don’t know. That’s the problem!”.....

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”.

18 posted on 08/14/2014 7:57:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


19 posted on 08/14/2014 8:03:05 PM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: ArtDodger

I like that type of thinking. Good on ya!


20 posted on 08/14/2014 8:07:47 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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