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War Gear Flows to Police Departments
New York Times, by Matt Apuzzo

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Posted By:pineledger, 6/9/2014 5:03:08 AM

Neenah, Wis.--Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small. The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/9/2014 6:04:35 AM     (No. 9878134)

All military gear is flowing to Barry´s stealth civilian army.

Now you know why cops and goobermint agencies have a Rambo attitude.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 6/9/2014 8:07:38 AM     (No. 9878205)

(Whoever heard of) Alliance, Ohio(population:22,000) has a plethora of military vehicles, including an M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier and a $733,000 MRAP. All vehicles were given, free of charge, by the federal government.

From the Declaration of Independence:

"He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies, without the Consent of our legislatures."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 6/9/2014 9:10:35 AM     (No. 9878270)

A hundred times I´ve heard gun control advocates use the "police are outgunned" as a reason to outlaw "assault rifles." Now, even small towns have swat teams, and in the case of Neenah, a 30 ton truck that can withstand land mines.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 6/9/2014 9:19:16 AM     (No. 9878290)

In almost every national news story, you will see a big military vehicle in use in the video in whatever town or city they are reporting from. Are the bald heads supposed to frighten people more?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 6/9/2014 12:38:03 PM     (No. 9878602)

A psychological experiment in the "70s bears watching: One half of the experimental group were prison guards (with uniforms). The other half of eh experimental group were prisoners (with appropriate clothing). After about a week the "guards" began abusing the "prisoners." This became so bad that the experiment had to be cancelled.
NOW, let us think about our brothers in the police dept. who have been given military materials and told that WE are dangerous.
The results will be similar; however, the experiment will not be cancelled after a week.

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