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occupyallstreets:

Whistleblowing Wednesday: Local cops use Homeland Security-funded military weapons, including armored cars w/turrets, drones, assault rifles.

North Dakota’s largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there’s not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade.

But that hasn’t stopped authorities in Fargo and its surrounding county from going on an $8 million buying spree to arm police officers with the sort of gear once reserved only for soldiers fighting foreign wars.

Every city squad car is equipped today with a military-style assault rifle, and officers can don Kevlar helmets able to withstand incoming fire from battlefield-grade ammunition. And for that epic confrontation—if it ever occurs—officers can now summon a new $256,643 armored truck, complete with a rotating turret. For now, though, the menacing truck is used mostly for training and appearances at the annual city picnic, where it’s been parked near the children’s bounce house.

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I’m sure the rotating turret was a really crucial addition.

(via derpghost)

  1. escargoy reblogged this from lalibertarienne
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  3. kobysattva reblogged this from sociopoliticaldribble and added:
    this seems a bit excessive…
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    Wonder what they know that I don’t…
  6. kamayami reblogged this from atticuschapin and added:
    dafuq North Dakota?
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  8. twistarboles reblogged this from sociopoliticaldribble and added:
    fucking bullshit
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    Hey, when Russia invades us and paratroops in to kill civilians in the middle of nowhere for no particular reason, and...
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    byebye tax dollars
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    Shit
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    Nazi GGermanys back guise
  19. afternoonsnoozebutton reblogged this from derpghost and added:
    I’m sure the rotating turret was a really crucial addition.
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