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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Havent seen anyone mis use one yet. Maybe you could provide a link to a story? We were going to get one, but our local yokals lost an M16 that was given to them. So no more "military" surplus for the Melbourne PD.
    So what does a little burg like Melbourne Fl need M16s and MRAPs for? Expecting an invasion?
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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/us...partments.html

    Do our police have to be militarized? Is this what we want patrolling our streets?

    Is all this really necessary?
    I have yet to read an ex-leo not write about how the increased militarization of the police was really unsettling to them. I'm pretty sure one of our ex-leo's, Goshin, said something to that effect.

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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
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    Really? Like what?
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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    I take it you have never driven an MRAP before and don't really know what you are talking about.
    It is not that they couldn't drive it just that it is a huge unwieldy vehicle with horrible blind spots. They are also horribly expensive to operate. Take it from someone who has spent a fair amount of time in one. No cop is going to want to drive around in one of these day in and day out. Hell they are to big to fit in parking spaces. Not to mention local citizens will get tired of it real quick.
    I don't think you understand. They aren't using it as a patrol vehicle.
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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I don't think you understand. They aren't using it as a patrol vehicle.
    Which is why I said it would most likely not have helped in the video you posted.
    Those were not SWAT that were shown in the video so there is a good chance that by the time SWAT would have gotten there that cop would have already been shot.
    The tax payers should not have to foot the bill for some cops that want to play Army. If they want to kick doors they should have joined the military

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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    Which is why I said it would most likely not have helped in the video you posted.
    Those were not SWAT that were shown in the video so there is a good chance that by the time SWAT would have gotten there that cop would have already been shot.
    in every conceivable circumstance?
    The tax payers should not have to foot the bill for some cops that want to play Army.
    Police aren't the ones that purchase that equipment.
    If they want to kick doors they should have joined the military
    First, you don't need a truck to kick in doors, second police sometimes have to do just that.

    What is the deal with you and this truck? Who cares?
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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    in every conceivable circumstance? well if we are going off of that then maybe cops should have tanks and fighter planes. Maybe even nukes. I mean you never know right
    Police aren't the ones that purchase that equipment. First, you don't need a truck to kick in doors, second police sometimes have to do just that.

    What is the deal with you and this truck? Who cares?
    It is more than this truck. It is the militarization of our law enforcement. It's why I mentioned things other than just the truck.
    Last edited by braindrain; 06-11-14 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Really? Like what?
    In many states things like suppressors short barreled rifles, standard capacity mags for many weapons and even in at least one state removable magazines. How is that for a start

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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Hey, all they gotta do is say, come out with your hands up, and it's done.

    I don't deal drugs, takes drugs, or make them, I have nothing to fear.

    I have noticed lately that there must be many, many conservatives living in fear though, poor them. Must be living in hell having to look over their shoulders all the time wondering who's going to get them.
    Many innocent people with the same attitude have served prison time.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Is All This Really Necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    It is more than this truck. It is the militarization of our law enforcement. It's why I mentioned things other than just the truck.
    Don't alter my statements. It's immature, and dishonest. Grow up and discuss this like a man.
    Last edited by CLAX1911; 06-12-14 at 12:13 AM.
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