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More military armored surplus going to police departments
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:33:29 PM »
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Re: More military armored surplus going to police departments
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 02:00:07 PM »
Misleading headline, obscure fringe sites, drive people from this site.

First word "More" -- more than what?

Implication is this is new, when it was authorized in the 90s, according to the body of the article.

I hope my town's PD has some of this equipment, with our history of white youth riots.

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Re: More military armored surplus going to police departments
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 03:48:19 PM »
Misleading headline, obscure fringe sites, drive people from this site.

The "obscure website" is Stars and Stripes which is hardly obscure.
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Re: More military armored surplus going to police departments
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 04:34:28 PM »
Question.

Are the drivers going to be trained on it properly - as in by military experts?

Those things are pretty amazing bits of kit, but they are total sods to drive, I've been told. The weight distribution makes them unlike any other vehicle to drive and unstable as hell at over about 10 mph.
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