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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 03:52 AM

Militarizing America's Police Forces

Militarizing America's Police Forces
by Jim Hightower


Attention citizens: I have received inside information revealing that global terrorists are targeting us again. Their target is not Washington, New York City or even Disneyland. Rather, it is: Concord.

You know, in New Hampshire. The state capital. Even though only about 43,000 people live there, Concord apparently has some sort of secret significance that makes it a target. We can infer this from an extraordinary defensive action being taken by local authorities. Concord police, fully backed by the city council, are preparing for a horrific terroristical assault. Specifically, they sought a $258,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security so they can gird themselves for the onslaught by purchasing a "Lenco BearCat G3" armored vehicle. Sure enough, DHS gladly coughed up the cash.

This bold stand to defend the homeland was revealed by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, which obtained a copy of the grant request. Actually, it is not al-Qaida terrorists that have Concord's police gearing up for war, but, as their request put it, "the domestic type" of terrorists.

Really? Terrorists in Concord? Yes, claim police, referring vaguely to "daily challenges" and warning that the "threat is real and here."
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more: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/21-2

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silvershadow Aug 2013 OP
Th1onein Aug 2013 #1
xchrom Aug 2013 #2
KG Aug 2013 #3
Earth_First Aug 2013 #4
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #6
ileus Aug 2013 #5

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 03:55 AM

1. knr

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:13 AM

2. Du rec. Nt

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:37 AM

3. a kinder, gentler police state.

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:43 AM

4. For reference:

A Lenco Bearcat vehicle:

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:49 AM

6. Better than the one on Stripes.

 

"one heavily armed recreational vehicle, man!"

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:49 AM

5. they're there to teach teabaggers a lesson.

Now they don't seem like such a bad investment do they...

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