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Pictures: Small Town Police in Chickasaw, Alabama get an MRAP

It's one thing to read about the Dallas police, or the Ohio State University police getting an MRAP, and its another to see one on your drive to work, parked in front of a small town police station, out by the flagpoles.

I'd heard about PDs getting military gear, but I couldn't believe my eyes when I drove through their lot and saw not only an MRAP, but a military surplus towable fuel tank, a police painted deuce and a half, two Humvees and a SWAT van all tucked away around the crumbling asphalt.

See the photos here:

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com/index.php/entry/smal...

Oh boy.



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meekandmild's picture

I'll bet they will get a good price for the military hardware at

the junk yard.

I wonder if they have

I wonder if they have depleted uranium armor like the M1A1.

I imagine the scrap yard wouldn't appreciate that one bit...

Perhaps this is just a method of hazardous waste disposal.

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Anyone else seen a ridiculous piece of military hardware

in front of their local PD?

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ecorob's picture

Yes...

Horn Lake, Mississippi has a really nice one! I bet it cost a pretty penny ($250,000.00)!

Financial crisis? Where?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Yes, unfortunately I have

seen 1 here in my little hometown of Preston Idaho. There's a picture of our new Police Chief standing in front of it and for some reason seems rather proud. Many in our county, which is peaceful and a little remote, have asked, “What are we going to do with that?” Others have said, “Are things that bad in Preston that we need that?”
I am concerned that our already militarized police are moving even further in that direction with the aid of "free" equipment from the military. Sad but it appears to be happening all across the nation.
http://www.prestoncitizen.com/?p=12990