Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Commodore Perry (Armored boats added to DPS arsenal)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Texas Donate to DU
 
douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:59 AM
Original message
Commodore Perry (Armored boats added to DPS arsenal)
AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is unveiling a powerful new tool to fight drug dealers and human smugglers.

A new fleet of patrol boats is poised to join the battle along the Rio Grande and international lakes.

"This is what you call the bad boat. And indeed it is," said Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

McCraw and other DPS officials were on hand at Decker Lake in east Travis County on Thursday to show off the first of six shallow water interceptors. Each vessel costs approximately $580,000 fully equipped. The funding comes from the Texas Legislature and federal grants.

The 34-foot long boats feature armored glass and armored hulls, along with 900-horsepower engines. The vessels sport 4 machine gun turrets and state of the art night vision cameras.

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/texas/new-dps-boats-tools-...


4 machine gun turrets?
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:44 PM
Response to Original message
1. War games
The six boats will be deployed along the border in early 2012 according to the story. Lets just hope they really don't mean to start a war with Mexico. It's one thing if it's a defensive move against attackers who launch their attack first, it's quite another to shoot first into sovereign territory and hurt innocent civilians. I sincerely hope these DPS officers get enough quality training to keep us out of trouble.

I'm sure this was inspired by the missing husband case in the Rio Grande Valley.

:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Funny how they always have money for this kind of crap.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-11-11 02:29 PM
Response to Original message
3. Are they bringing back the Texas Navy?
Edited on Sun Dec-11-11 02:30 PM by ashling


maybe they will issue letters of marque and reprisal - I can't wait for the minuteman navy :crap:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 25th 2014, 11:45 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Texas Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC