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Posted: 3/6/2013 12:13:36 PM

The Pentagon’s 1033 program has also exploded under Obama. In the program’s monthly newsletter (Motto: “From Warfighter to Crimefighter”), its director announced in October 2011 that his office had given away a record $500 million in military gear in fiscal year 2011, which he noted, “passes the previous mark by several hundred million dollars.” He added, “I believe we can exceed that in FY 12.”

Then there are the Department of Homeland Security’s anti-terrorism grants. The Center for Investigative Reporting found in a 2011 investigation that since 2001, DHS has given out more than $34 billion in grants to police departments across the country, many of which have been used to purchase military-grade guns, tanks, armor, and armored personnel carriers. The grants have gone to such unlikely terrorism targets as Fargo, N.D.; Canyon County, Idaho; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/aclu-police-militarization-swat_n_2813334.html?1362577121

The American police force is not supposed to be a branch of the military, nor is it a private security force for the reigning political faction

If you think a police department needs a tank, then you should be ok with the average citizen having an M16 or an M4.

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Posted: 3/6/2013 12:17:08 PM

The 50-person police department in Oxford, Ala., has acquired $2-3 million worth of equipment in recent years, including M-16s and remote-controlled robots. One popular piece of equipment, the BearCat, a “16,000-pound bulletproof truck equipped with battering rams, gun ports, tear-gas dispensers and radiation detectors”

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Posted: 3/6/2013 12:27:53 PM
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Posted: 3/6/2013 12:59:16 PM

the good thing about oxford p.d. is that they rarely give out speeding tickets...the bad thing is that they won't tase you, they will just shoot you dead...even if you bring a knife to a gun fight. If you decide to play games in calhoun county, i wish you luck. The sheriff recently was caught on film choking a kid who was part of the scared straight program (kid was handcuffed btw)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Z2NO-lvac

nothing ever happened to the sheriff

 

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