Karl Gallagher (libertarianhawk) wrote,
Karl Gallagher
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Armored Cops

scottks posted an interesting link letting you search for what military equipment has been gifted to your county's cops. Tarrant County's six pages of gear is mostly innocuous: first aid kits, cooking gear, dufflebags. What worries me is the two MINE RESISTANT VEHICLEs.

Tooling around in an MRAP puts cops in the mindset of occupiers, not neighbors, which is wrong for police.

I can't even find out which departments they belong to. Fort Worth PD's SWAT has an armored car, but it's a Lenco Bearcat. The county sheriff doesn't even have a SWAT team (or isn't bragging about it on his web page).
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