Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Coming Soon, to a Paramilitary Police Department Near You

A MRAP. The DoD is giving them away to civilian police paramilitaries.

That is a Warren County, NY cop standing in front of his department's new MRAP.
Because IEDs and shit like that are a real threat in upstate New York.
Warren County has 65,000 residents.
Their big crimes are mostly theft.

Fuck all of that "to protect and to serve" shit. It's more and more "to occupy and suppress". I suppose that the only reason they didn't get M-60 and M-1 tanks is because those tread jobs would tear the hell out of paved roads. Our cops are morphing into Peacekeepers.

Remember when cops looked like this?

Now they look like wannabee Marines, with shaved heads and such. It's almost a rarity to see a cop nowadays who couldn't pass an Army or Marine haircut inspection.

I, for one, would like to see the day come back when our cops didn't look like soldiers or arm themselves like them. But that's probably not going to happen.


dinthebeast said...


I know you know about this "cop or soldier" quiz, but even knowing about it, I still only got 15 out of 21.

-Doug in Oakland

Vannevar said...

check the progression of police GI-Joe figures: http://vannevar.blogspot.com/2011/11/expect-give-police-military-equipment.html

Old NFO said...

Concur, and it's probably NEVER going to happen...

Evil Brad said...

There is a similar trend here in Canada. Less pronounced, as most things are up here, but unmistakable.
Back when I was in the infantry, the sight of police tactical units and their pseudo-military cosplay filled me with professional contempt. Bunch of Walter Mitties.
Now as a civilian, it fills me with dread as well.

XR650L_Dave said...

When one of these is parked out in the lot, what's the best way to take one out of commission?

Big pile of thermite on the hood?