We’re safe! The truth is, he’ll refuse them MRAPS on tracks, but the ones one wheels aren’t all that big a deal, anyway, are they? And anything less than 50 caliber ammo ain’t all that life-threatening, according to him. In his speech in Camden, NY,an hour ago, he said he reckons that military gear just might give citizens the wrong message. Police forces need to be seen as protecting and serving communities, not looking like occupying forces!
But fuck yeah! He sees Camden as a great example of the success of his 21st Century Policing Task Force Stuff, and he’s doing happy dances over the fact that cops are walkin’ beats and doin’ volunteer work. They’re sincerely repairing community relations.
Of course, departments can still buy all that shit on their own, but the days of Free tanks on tracks and grenade launchers are over! Hooray and booyah!
Via a leak by The Unknown Blogger who we assume was wearing her signature shopping bag with eye and mouth holes cut out:
“I heard the President whisper that some Police Chiefs said in the new report that they won’t even issue bullets to some of their most dangerous cops!”