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: