Monday, September 30, 2013

Us Vs. Them

-or-
Who the hell are they serving these warrants to, and are these people deploying IEDs?

So, the cops in Dallas got themselves an RV...



Now, I don't really have an issue about retasking hardware and putting it to good use,
but I find it a little difficult to believe the LEOs in Dallas have had such problems serving warrants that they need this bitch.


The spox for Dallas PD Carmen Castro was oh-so-happy to boast that the $600,000 vehicle was obtained "...at no cost to taxpayers."
I have news for you honey... The Department of Defense bought 9,000 of these recreational vehicles. At over a half-million dollars each.
PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS.
So... Constant Readers (except Luc, of course)... How do you feel about providing Dallas with a slick Armored Vehicle with money out of YOUR pocket?
They are saying the vehicles will be used as “an efficient way to ensure that deputies are prepared if and when a dangerous situation arises.”*
So...
If history is any indicator, within a year the Dallas PD will find a way to use this thing for everything from serving warrants to deadbeat dads to minor traffic violations.

And now they (DoD) are giving them away to police departments that arguably don't need them- but they will continue to incur operational costs that WILL impact local taxpayers.

Now, in my estimation the DHS doesn't need 2,700 of these either, but they have bought that many brand news ones from Navistar**... Why didn't they just get a few of these 'free' ones the DoD had lying around?

Just two more observations-
First- why not SELL the bastards at auction? I'm sure we could find buyers in Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia that would love to get a bargain on an MRAP.
(probably because they have under-the-table agreements with Navistar not to sell to potential customers)
Second- The old adage "Si vis pacem, para bellum" could be applied...
But do we really want local LEOs preparing for war?
Do we realize that WE are the OpFor?


Robert Peel would be outraged.


TBG- ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

* "If and When..." - But of course, it is preferable that the local non-police population DO NOT take steps to protect themselves. That would be irresponsible.
If something bad happens, call the cops. They'll send a response team.
In an MRAP.


**Navistar is protecting their friends at DHS and has buried the press release, but read through these... It's very enlightening.

4 comments:

3boxesofbs said...

Actually I feel pretty good. I just need to locate where they store it.

Given the current moral and morale state of the cops; any large scale event is going to see cops just not showing up for work.

I hope they leave it filled up and ready to roll so someone can walk and use it to evac the city.

:)

3boxesofbs said...

Actually I feel pretty good. I just need to locate where they store it.

Given the current moral and morale state of the cops; any large scale event is going to see cops just not showing up for work.

I hope they leave it filled up and ready to roll so someone can walk and use it to evac the city.

:)

kx59 said...

We all know what "those" are for, and it's not for evac and rescue.

Old NFO said...

Worried... and BROKE!