Saturday, April 5, 2014

Local Police Departments Set to Receive 13,000 Armored Vehicles from Military -

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Government is now equipping police departments across the country with 13,000 high-powered, mine-resistant military units, according to a newly released video report by Blomberg (below).
These Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) units were used in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Each MRAP weighs over 20 tons and is designed to protect against improvised explosive devices.
This is in addition to the 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition and 2,700 armored vehicles that Homeland Security is now equipped to use on American streets.
The move to beef up police departments with 13,000 MRAPs has left many wondering: what are police preparing for?
We’ve all seen images here and there of a single department getting a new “rescue” vehicle. But 13,000 now across the country?

How, precisely, are they planning to use these vehicles?
There have already been multiple cases of local police misusing and abusing their existing armored military vehicles, with the frequency of these abuses expected to grow as MRAPs become commonplace in hometown America.
Here is the video from the news report that initially broke this story:

The U.S. Army is giving away 13,000 armored trucks, worth about $500,000 each. The 20-ton MRAPs, or Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected trucks, were built specifically to save U.S. soldiers from roadside bombs in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Now the trucks are patrolling U.S. city streets. U.S. law enforcement agencies have received the lion's share of this high-powered military surplus.

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