Militarization of Police

US Police Acquiring Military Equipment To Hunt Criminals

Because mines and IEDs are a regular problem for American police, right?

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Don't mess with Texas has assumed a whole new meaning in Dallas.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office traveled to Fort Hood this month to acquire its own bona fide military vehicle – the International MaxxPro MRAP tactical vehicle— courtesy of a Department of Defense surplus program.

According to The Dallas Observer, the sheriff's office obtained the 19-ton, diesel-operated behemoth with bullet-proof doors and tires, designed by Navistar Defense.

(H/T CharlesWT)