The militarization of domestic police forces.

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    The militarization of domestic police forces.

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    You can't get firearms any more... But how about a FLIR unit for the city helicopter that you don't have... Or maybe a Hummer... Or personnel carrier?

    Maybe your 1 cop town needs 1000 bayonets?

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    My town has a bomb squad and a huge truck that they park inside a water tower. The water tower is next to the dog park, where I take my dogs every day. So, I see the bomb squad guys show up once a week, get the big truck out, drive around for a while, and then park it inside the tower until the next week. That truck probably cost around half a million.

    And "WHY"? We've never had a bomb threat in my town!

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    That bomb truck is like insurance. I have never needed my car insurance but if I ever do its nice to know its there.

    We have a little town right next to where we live. They only have about 400 people in it but they have like 8 PO on patrol everyday. Why this I don't understand.

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    There are a grand total of 3 police in the dept where i live,and that includes the chief.Doubt they are stockpiling a whole lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    My town has a bomb squad and a huge truck that they park inside a water tower. The water tower is next to the dog park, where I take my dogs every day. So, I see the bomb squad guys show up once a week, get the big truck out, drive around for a while, and then park it inside the tower until the next week. That truck probably cost around half a million.

    And "WHY"? We've never had a bomb threat in my town!

    This really bothers me.
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    No. The American people have wasted enough money on things that not only don't help us, but actually hurt us. There are people on this forum who are in bad financial straights, but I can assure you that they are all billionaires compared to how totally bankrupt this country is because people who don't understand that the money the Federal government confiscates from us by force is actual real money that someone EARNED!!!

    If you're so concerned about a bomb, then your town needs to come up with the money for a $500,000 truck! Instead, you've stolen that money from me, for something you would never agree to pay for yourself. Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner. It was not supposed to be this way. We were supposed to be free. People were supposed to be responsible for themselves. This was supposed to be a Republic, and it ran off the rails about a hundred years ago. We need a restoration, and to become a republic of responsible citizens again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi_2500 View Post
    We have a little town right next to where we live. They only have about 400 people in it but they have like 8 PO on patrol everyday. Why this I don't understand.
    Next time you're in that little town I'd be looking for someone in authority wearing a very short, as in Hitler short mustache.
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    I don't worry about the equipment that departments are getting, but the mindset. The real danger to freedoms and rights is the "militarization" of tactics that departments are starting to use.

    SWAT teams routinely imitating urban warfare with tactics learned in Iraq. The mindset that we (civilians) are the enemy, and that they are immune from any repercussions for their actions and the violation of rights guaranteed in the constitution. The 4A is routinely a casualty as the militarized tactics are deployed when cops run checkpoints. Intimidating citizens to allow illegal searches of their vehicle or home.

    The SCOTUS has ruled that law enforcement has no duty to protect me, I get that, and I have taken measures for my own personal protection, as have most here.

    But who is going to protect us from the new militarized forces patrolling our streets and neighborhoods everyday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    So, I see the bomb squad guys show up once a week, get the big truck out, drive around for a while, and then park it inside the tower until the next week.

    And "WHY"? We've never had a bomb threat in my town!

    This really bothers me.
    You should worry more about whether your Bomb Squad is properly trained and certified than how much their fancy truck cost, I would.
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