"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Have you ever been an Instructor at a tacti-cool school? I was. I have RO'd and competed in several 3 guns, I have YET to see anything but a 'rambo' vest on the range. (rambo vest is a junk carrier, no protection) Now when the High Risk Entry teams train at the facility I used to work for THEY wore full battle rattle, but never have seen a civilian bring his own ballistic vest and brain bucket to ANY match or carbine training.
Have you ever timed yourself from a sound sleep to vest on, weapon up and off safe? What was that time?
I have been to Philly and Boston... the pic you tried to pawn off as 'typical cops' was the hunt for the Marathon Bomber- NOT just another day in Bean Town!
I'll bet you a shiny nickle that if the cops did a no knock on your house you wouldn't have your vest on by the time they were standing in the bedroom doorway. They have a method to their madness, they know where to head first in an OH-Dark-30 breach. You'd do MUCH better to try and use the vest as a handheld shield and engage with a pistol while still in bed because you are not going to have time to wake, identify the threat, stand, put your vest on and then mount the carbine by the time the Cops are on you.
But keep dreaming... tacti-cool schools need to make money too....