DOD Has Donated 165 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Armored Vehicles to Municipal Police Departments Since August Alone!

DOD Has Donated 165 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Armored Vehicles to Municipal Police Departments Since August Alone!

 

ABC News reports the DOD has donated 165 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Armored Vehicles to local police across the nation since August!

The recent acquisition of an MRAP by municipal law enforcement in Norfolk, VA and the VA/NC border town of Currituck is contributing to the national debate over the militarization of civilian police.

According to The Virginian Pilot, Currituck, NC, the latest town to receive an MRAP as free military surplus, has a low crime rate and a population of a 25,000.

Capt. Sandy Casey of the Currituck Sheriff’s Office says police could use a MRAP to deal with unforeseen potential crisis circumstances.  She told Virginian Pilot reporters:

“Some people might ask, ‘Why do we need something like this…’[The answer is] We don’t know what could be next.  They say domestic terrorism is what local law enforcement will be dealing with.”

The captain didn’t clarify who the “they” she mentioned were; however, it isn’t a huge leap of the imagination to infer that the “they” of which she spoke were the DOD personnel who supplied her department with the MRAP…

In addition to responding to bomb threats and shooting incidents, Captain Casey explained that the MRAP (as well as eight free Humvees she also received from the DOD), “will help with rescues during flooding on the unpaved roads of the northern Outer Banks.”

Hundreds of other law enforcement leaders seem to share Captain Casey’s sentiments regarding the policing utility of having a military behemoth that’s so armored it can resist mines and so massive it only gets 5-10 miles per gallon…in diesel…

ABC News reports, “After the initial 165 of the MRAP trucks were distributed this year, military officials say police have requests in for 731 more, but none are available.”

 

 

 
  • petsnpeopletoo

    THIS IS REAL BULLSHIT & IT IS MAKING ME NERVOUS AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND THIS COUNTRY/WORLD…..IF PEOPLE DON’T STAND UP NOW & DO SOMETHING OUR GOVERNMENT, POLICE, MILITARY, EVERYTHING WE HAVE WILL BE GONE & I GUARANTEE IT… IF WE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD & NOT JUST AMERICA DON’T STOP THESE TYRANNICAL EVIL GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE IN KAHOOTZ WITH EACH OTHER FROM TOTAL DEMISE OF THIS WORLD AS ANY OF US KNOW IT….
    Our soldier’s are NOT protecting us from terrorists but doing FAKE wars created by the governments & the BIG Banks/Corps., etc. Bush, Clinton, Obomber & all of the presidents since Kennedy have been bought off by these thugs and became members of taking us down for a New World Order of Elite’s…..IF YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED….THEY ARE WINNING & They are only a small group compared to the people of the world so tell me again WHY are they getting away with this EVIL TYRANNY around the world in almost ALL the government’s???????
    TIME TO MAKE A STAND WORLD….GET YOUR ARMS BACK & TAKE BACK OUR WORLD…..

    • GaylePutt

      I wonder if the police who get these vehicles look at them as a neat, new toy and not the means to crush a rebellion when Obama puts on the last straw. They should return them with a big “thanks, but no thanks”.

      • GaylePutt

        Then on the other hand…..maybe the police will join the domestic terrorists and use this gift against the givers.

      • alnga

        Our police are all on steroids. Putting that battle gear on only increases the flow of adrenalin and off we go.

        • Anthony Quatroni

          Actually, most of them are sociopathic babies that had their lunch money stolen in school.

    • leslie green

      I agree with you whole heartedly but…what do you suggest that we(the common ‘folks’) should or can do about it in real life actions? Many of us agree with you, but, I hear no solutions that are feasible per say.

      • petsnpeopletoo

        Well, I can’t go out and fight the govt. myself but I do get out myself to spread as much information as I can. So, I have stood on the overpasses in Lapeer, MI with my signs & flags. I made this banner for my van to alert people and I printed out tons of little wallet size bill of rights with some information on the backs for real information sites online & NOT in the mainstream media. I put some of the websites I know on it and hope they go from there in telling more people that are not online and aware! Hopefully We the People Will Stand Together Soon. We Must Trust Each other to get this done! We must keep alerting our family, friends & neighbors to the tyrannical overtaken government we are living under now!

        • leslie green

          Thank you for reminding me of simple things that we can all do. Kind of reminds me of the “100th monkey” phenomenon that could be applied here with help from those that are more awake. Perhaps it’ll be contagious and we will unite and end this insanity. Hope burns eternal..

  • Charles Dykes

    Funny, I cannot recall threatening crowds or terrorist activity being reported in that area. This is nothing more than intimidation and should stop immediately.

  • Mitch Mitchell

    That’ll keep y’all in line now. Just in case any of you think about demanding any of your rights under the constitution. Y’all screwed now. By the time any of you actually get around to doing anything about the erosion of your rights the laws will be in place to arrest and jail you. Check mate.

    • Kenyan Detractor

      Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian dissident, that spent decades in a gulag said one great mistake they made were not having people ready to visit the families of those arresting them. It would have turned the entire situation around. Do You understand what needs to be done?
      Hard to be in two places at once. Those coming for you will have to decide what is most important.

  • Anthony Quatroni

    Of course. They are going to slowly give these military vehicles to every police department in the country, along with military personnel equipment, try to limit our guns and ammo, and eventually start taking more and more of our freedoms away and end up a true police state. This is our government’s agenda, as I believe they are mad that we have too much power. Can’t wait till the revolution starts and I can take out some cops and a few of these crap vehicles. Gonna be lot’s of fun!!

  • harley121

    This shit should make you worry! If it does not, please go get yourself checked; you may be a liberal!!!!!!

  • GaylePutt

    Domestic terrorism? Liberal speak for armed rebellion.

  • jonbatt1

    When Armor Holdings started to make then MRAP, I and my Company, MiRAGE in Hondo Texas were asked to make a prototype AWG (Water maker) to be placed on-board behind the cab. We delivered 2 prototypes that were installed in an MRAP and tested. They made 10 Gallons of water a day on the road for about 25 cents a gallon.The Military loved them and they withstood testing, but they never bought any. Today they pay $25 a gallon for water in Afghanistan..

  • Thomas in Jacksonville

    What donation??? Jacksonville, NC had to buy the one they got. The reason they want it? To transport their SWAT team safely to the standoff they need to get to. Of course that have to stop their patrol and return to the base and then get into the SWAT suits and then take a slower moving truck to that site so they will get there late, but they will look so cool getting out of the MRAP for the photo Op the local “news” paper will do for them.

  • Dan Matchik

    stuff like these vehicles used to be sold as surplus and some money recovered-since these vehicles apparently are fully operational my guess is it’s an underhanded way to supply military armament to civilian government to use against

    {guess who}, the writing is on the wall if you care to read it !

    I was in military riot control once-it’s a hell of a feeling when you face situations where you are on one side facing other americans on the other. I can only hope that when police, and service people or, others are ordered against other americans they make the right choices.

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    • glacialhills

      They are just pre-positioning their equipment,Ask any military and they would tell you that if they can, they want to deploy their equipment before the action gets hot. Just like they did before gulf war. And just like in chess, once you have your pieces where you want them it will be… check mate.

  • alnga

    Folks like me who criticize the President and the Congressional goon clubs, we are the targets.What the IRS does not confiscate the Homeland folks will blow away.

  • Anthony Quatroni

    As I’ve said before. . . . . They’ll need this when the population gets fed up enough and takes back America. It won’t save them, however.

  • Rocky Gordon

    need to impeach OBAMA and all the rest of his cabinet

  • Kenyan Detractor

    Do you know that a county sheriff, the highest elected official in each county, has the authority to deputize other departments. Once done, he commands them, in essence gaining control of their equipment.

  • Dan Matchik

    serious efforts to cut funding for DOD are in order ! If the budget is so big that they can give these war vehicles to civilian police depts no matter what the reason the money needs to dry up.

  • Alison Mendoza

    I really hope I get to at least kill a ton of liberals once SHTF.

  • 600 Horses

    How long will it take before some self rightous Sheriff runs one of these vehicles through someones house. It will happen, sooner or later.