Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yeah, Sheriff, you really need that friggin MRAP, don't you?

Pulaski County, Indiana, is home to less than 14,000 people. In all of 2012, they saw only 11 larceny or theft incidents, one murder and a grand total of 17 property crimes.
Yet, their police force has a mine-resistant ambush protection vehicle at their disposal.
“The United States of America has become a war zone,” Sheriff Gayer said when justifying the purchase. “There’s violence in the workplace, there’s violence in schools and there’s violence in the streets. You are seeing police departments going to a semi-military format because of the threats we have to counteract. If driving a military vehicle is going to protect officers, then that’s what I’m going to do.”
Yeah, no.  Officer deaths are down, violent crime is down, you just want the closest you can get to a friggin' tank.  Because 'officer safety'.

At least he hasn't gone(yet) to the full-retard of Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department who openly says they need armored vehicles 'because of all the military veterans out there'.

A little more on the level of toys LE agencies are getting.

Remember Col. Bateman?  The 'expert at managing violence' who drools(so he says) at the thought of taking our guns from our cold, dead hands?
Well, look out, boy, he's had enough and he's coming for us!

However, let's say that the guys at TAH aren't exactly impressed.  Neither is Michael Williamson:
In short, he's the textbook example of the small-dicked little limpwrist who joined the military to prove he's not, and hates guns because he does have something to compensate for.  Likely why he's been cuckolded twice and divorced.  He doesn't measure up, literally and emotionally.  Google "psychological projection."
In reality, he's just jealous that my teenage daughter (who was 11 in this picture) is more of a man than he is, has more weapons handling experience, and thinks he's a pussy:


B said...

To be fair, Pulaski county does have a meth problem....not use, meth labs . And those folks are armed up and such....usually Biker gangs running the show.

But the MRAP isn't the right tool for the job.

Keith said...

In places where there is soft ground and especially where there is peat, the guys cooking meth could have great fun siting their labs - in areas where the access tracks are wide enough and the ground firm enough for an ATV with the tyres at low pressure, but too narrow and too soft for anything else.

I had my pickup stuck in peat a couple of nights ago (it was unladen, has big, very soft tyres and I - usually - know what I'm doing and where I'm going...) I bet a well bogged MRAP is a bugger to winch out of soft ground, especially if it falls onto its side as it goes down.

Keith said...

come to think of it, the chubby blue line look like they'd have a lot of fun climbing out of a vehicle that's bogged well enough that they can't get the doors open.