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Database Shows What Military Equipment Your Local LE Agency Has Been Stockpiling

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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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I have no idea how accurate this is, but I thought some of you may be more than curious to see it:

Database Shows What Military Equipment Your Local Police Department Has Been Stockpiling


We know that the Department of Homeland Security has been buying up billions of rounds of ammunition, military grade rifles, armored vehicles, riot gear and a host of other supplies. But local police stockpiles have remained fairly hidden from the public, save for the brief peeks we get during mass policing actions like those in Ferguson, Missouri over the last week.

But if you’re interested in what your local county has been stockpiling compliments of The Department of Homeland Security, a database from the military’s Defense Logistics Agency can help.

Link to database search


You may or may not be surprised to find everything from mine resistant vehicles and grenade launchers to night vision goggles and high powered assault rifles.

Keep in mind, this may be all that they're telling us about. $5.1 billion in military hardware simply given to "civil authorities".

Imagine what they aren't telling us about.

But remember, it's all to keep drug dealers and terrorists out of your neighborhoods, right?




posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 04:28 PM
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I was going to say that this has already been posted, but your link is a lot more comprehensive. Good catch!

For those who don't like to read, here is the thread to catch a "At a glance" look at what your county has.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I had a few questions regarding this and you have helped answer them. Thanks!

edit on 20-8-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

Blast. Another casualty of ATS Search.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: TDawgRex

Blast. Another casualty of ATS Search.



Not at all. Even though it's the same topic, different website link, different forum. It's allowed by T&C's. And your links really break it down. By purchase dates and items.

I hope this one gains traction.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 04:45 PM
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I looked up Louisville, Ky which is in Jefferson county on that Site and maybe an officer could explain to me why police need these?

KY JEFFERSON CARRIER,120 MILLIMETER MORTAR 1 Each $200,000.00 3/14/2008
KY JEFFERSON BAYONET AND SCABBARD 35 Each $50.81 4/23/2014

EDIT: this one list reads like a US army company arms room inventory.
edit on 8/20/2014 by EyesOpenMouthShut because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

I haven't checked the database yet but am interested in doing so.

IMO The current events in Ferguson have shown what a militarized police force can do to further aggravate an already volatile situation. The police shouldn't have these kind of "toys" to keep the peace. Why wasn't the National Guard called in at the beginning to offer the police back up while they contain the looters and rioters?

Citing terrorism as a reason to arm small town cops with big time weapons has proven the only real terrorists in these towns are the abusive cops shooting tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and media.

And yet everyone wants to hang one guy while everyone loses more and more rights.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

Wow, I wonder if any of the local police departments got any of those cool boy toys? Maybe I'll have to go ask them down at the city police station.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 05:30 PM
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I live in a small rural county in central Minnesota. Crime reports are usually stupid, petty stuff, because hardly anyone lives out here. According to that database, the county has a crapton of "Riot type" shotguns, some rifles and a $658,000.00 "Mine Resistant Vehicle".

Totally necessary, 'cause you never know what those cows are really dropping, lol.


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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: adjensen

Totally necessary, 'cause you never know what those cows are really dropping, lol.

Indeed. I think it has less to do with a particular agency's (perceived) needs, and more with the mobilization of resources should they be needed. If TPTB can spread this equipment throughout the country, their responses to civil unrest will be faster (not to mention exponentially violent). Their ability to put down insurrection is much more "efficient".

As we saw in Ferguson, several agencies were participating in the operation. If your county doesn't have a mine-resistant vehicle or armored personnel carrier, don't worry--another county nearby surely does, and will be happy to share them with the cops in yours in a timely manner.

They're all one big dysfunctional family.
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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

Neat link. According to that data base my police aren't militarizing themselves.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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We don`t even have a county police force where I live so I was surprised to see all the stuff that the county has received.
among other things, 7 utility trucks, 2 multi fuel motorcycles, 2 body cameras,and enough 40 cal. pistols to arm a small army.
We have a county sheriff department but they don`t do any real police work they spend all their time hanging out at the courthouse providing security in the courtrooms.I rarely see a sheriffs car when i`m out driving on the roads in the county and I`ve never seen anyone from the sheriffs dept riding a motorcycle.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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We don`t even have a county police force where I live so I was surprised to see all the stuff that the county has received.

I think that it is just sorted by county -- different cities in your county may have received the stuff, but it's reported on the county level. I'm in the exact opposite position -- we don't have police in my town, or in most of the towns in the county, so the sheriff is the only law enforcement here. Which still doesn't explain why they need so many "Riot type" shotguns or the "Mine resistant vehicle"… when I look at other counties, I see different assortments of stuff, so it would seem that the stuff was ordered, not just passed out, so someone made a conscious decision to get that.

I don't know, maybe they did it as a joke, just to see if they could get something as ridiculous as a $658,000 truck or tank or whatever it is, for a county with less people in it than a medium sized town.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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I posted this in the other thread...but it still makes my eyebrows raise.




Is it just me or does this seem a bit out of proportion?

Population: 26,631: Juneau County, WI (Small towns and farms)

156 -NVGs
52 -AR's
37 -Body Armor
12 -Pistols
and -1 MRAP

Population: 431,249: Santa Barbara County. CA (Mostly Urban)

350 -NVGs
123 -AR's
50 -Body Armor
12 -Pistols
6 –Helicopters
2 –Grenade launchers
1 –Armored vehicle

WTF!


Is Cow County of Wisconsin that much of a hot bed of insurrectionists? OK...we may not be Vikings or Bears fans, but isn't this a little over the top?



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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I don't think that list is complete. I looked in a county in my state (MT) that just had a HUGE ramping up of the border patrol facilities. I know for a fact that they have 2 mine resistant vehicles. Hill County is the county I am mentioning. They show it nowhere on that list. It is a helpful list, but I don't think the whole truth is there. In Flathead county, they do admit having one mine resistant vehicle on the list, but I also know for a FACT that they have 3 of them. As the OP said, this list is far from complete.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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Is Cow County of Wisconsin that much of a hot bed of insurrectionists? OK…we may not be Vikings or Bears fans, but isn't this a little over the top?

Hey, at least they passed on the grenade launchers, lol.

Seriously, what on earth do the police need with grenade launchers? I noticed that Hennepin County, which has Minneapolis in it, has a bunch of grenade launchers. Just for fun, I looked up St. Louis County, Missouri, and they have a rotary wing aircraft. Totally over the top.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: TDawgRex

Is Cow County of Wisconsin that much of a hot bed of insurrectionists? OK...we may not be Vikings or Bears fans, but isn't this a little over the top?

Looking at a map, it appears that Juneau County is about an hour outside Madison. I'm sure Madison has its own military equipment, but reinforcements aren't far away should they be needed.

ETA: Part of the rationale behind distributing this equipment to smaller, rural counties may be to spare TPTB from the political turmoil that accompanies the sight of "tanks" being rolled down the streets of a major city.

Smaller communities are out of the political limelight, and may be "safer" places to store their toys; but never too far from major population centers.
edit on 8/20/14 by NthOther because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: adjensen
a reply to: TDawgRex


Is Cow County of Wisconsin that much of a hot bed of insurrectionists? OK…we may not be Vikings or Bears fans, but isn't this a little over the top?

Hey, at least they passed on the grenade launchers, lol.

Seriously, what on earth do the police need with grenade launchers? I noticed that Hennepin County, which has Minneapolis in it, has a bunch of grenade launchers. Just for fun, I looked up St. Louis County, Missouri, and they have a rotary wing aircraft. Totally over the top.

Rotary wing is a helicopter. That's understandable given the size of the city



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: adjensen

The state police do most of the law enforcement in my county, but I see what your saying maybe the equipment went to the state police barracks in my county.We have less than 10,000 in the entire county.


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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: EyesOpenMouthShut


Rotary wing is a helicopter. That's understandable given the size of the city

I don't know, they listed helicopters, as well. I think this is what they are talking about with Rotary Wing Aircraft:




posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: adjensen

if that's what they have then yes, over the top. but im sure its a helicopter.



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