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Discussion in 'Campus Life' started by Doc, Apr 8, 2014.
Or a decepticon?
I think it is completely ridiculous to militarize our domestic police force.
Thats like the rocks truck in fast5
just in time for VEISHEA weekend.....
Agreed. If this thing ever shows up anywhere short of a sniper situation......
At least it was free. Of course, I'm sure the upkeep is ridiculous.
I called bull **** as soon as I heard them say that they needed it. Uhh, no, you don't need a vehicle in Ames, Iowa that can withstand massive IED blasts, RPG's and small arms fire. Is it cool to have? **** yes it is, but it's not a necessity.
Well, free now that we all paid for it.
New VEISHEA challenge.
Flip the armored truck
Otherwise known as "how many people can get a hernia at the same time" or "how many people can get squashed".
Preparation for the upcoming zombie outbreak stemming from an incident at the USDA building on 13th St.? Seems like a good expense to me...
I for one, welcome out new Vehicle Overlords.
But the recent trend of citizens wanting military style weapons is not ridiculous? As long as citizens are allowed to carry assault weapons, the police will need equipment like this to protect themselves from those weapons.
middle-and upper-middle-class kids are getting downright scary these days in Ames.
All this shows is that Fitzgerald is compensating for something...
Why do you hate the second amendment?
Puts me smack-dab in the middle on this issue I guess.
I agree with this point, but think it's more indicative that military grade arms and ordinance shouldn't be in the hands of anyone, police force included.
Just to be clear that article didn't mention the word "riot" once. They said it was for shootout/gunman type situations.
The Homeland Security (i. e. Overloads) recently bought a billion bullets and thousands of armadillo buster vehicles just for occasions like VEISHA to try them out for training purposes.
True, but I have no problem with paying for it for the military to use. In fact, what I recall seeing on the news during the height of the Iraq war - with our soldiers getting IED'd constantly - I'm ticked we didn't pay for more of them.
I suppose that leads to an interesting question. Why is this no longer serviceable for the military, yet functional enough it can be given away to a police force with a population of about 100K in Iowa?