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Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:41 PM

No place in Berkeley for police armored car

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

City and UC Berkeley officials announced Thursday that they, along with their counterparts in the city of Albany, have canceled a joint request for a $170,000 Armored Emergency Rescue Vehicle from a federally affiliated nonprofit group. . Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said the big question wasn't whether local police could find such a vehicle useful -but why in the world the application was made to begin with.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/No-place-in-Berkeley-for-police-armored-car-3686971.php

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Reply No place in Berkeley for police armored car (Original post)
alp227 Jul 2012 OP
permatex Jul 2012 #1
kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #4
gopiscrap Jul 2012 #7
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #2
Vidar Jul 2012 #3
Crowman1979 Jul 2012 #5
permatex Jul 2012 #6

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:04 PM

1. Kudos to these city officials

 

the police in this country are far to militarized already, WTF do the police need with armored vehicles? Fucking ridiculous!!!

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Response to permatex (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:30 AM

4. They are an excellent means of enforcing Free Speech Zones (TM).

Along with a few armed drones.

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Response to permatex (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 11:22 AM

7. Agreed!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:42 PM

2. The National Guard already has plenty of these vehicles.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 12:06 AM

3. Good for Berkley. Andy made Barney keep his bullet in his pocket for a good reason.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:28 AM

5. Glad they put a stop to the further militarization of the police.

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:47 AM

6. Now if only the rest of the country would follow their lead.

 

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