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Alameda Sheriff Dept. Brings Out The Big Guns On May Day

As things were getting a little tense over in Oakland, Alameda Sheriff's Department decided to bring out, what we believe is Blackwater Grizzly MRAP armored vehicle. This is not the first time that the Alameda Sheriff's department has allowed Grizzly to come out and play. Watch the video highlight from a prior Occupy Oakland protest: Video streaming by Ustream Now check out the dramatic pictures of protesters getting arrested around New York > Please follow Military & Defense on Twitter and Facebook.
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John Stossel on the Militarization of American Police

News : Reason (last week)

These days the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor, and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in ... Read Post

Cops Buy $1 Million MRAP Vehicle Intended For Iraq And Afghanistan War, Claim ‘America Has Become A War Zone’

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 months ago)

Eyebrows might raise a little at the prospect of a sheriff’s office purchasing a million dollar MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protection) vehicle for usage in the United States, but you have to wonder what is going on if these same co... Read Post

A.M. Links: DHS Gets Armored Toy, Millions of Dollars Worth of Aid Released to Egypt, Former Foreign Policy Adviser Says Obama Has a “Risk-Averse Attitude”

News : Reason (last year)

The Department of Homeland Security has acquired Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which come equipped with gun ports and tires that will not go flat when shot. Secretary of State John Kerry has released $250 million ... Read Post


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