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Yes, you read that correctly. According to data obtained by NPR from the Pentagon, the federal government has sent weapons of war including guns and tanks to 26 school police departments across the country free of charge, making the public education system’s already tense environment even more hostile to learning.
Just last week, the San Diego Unified School District Police Department announced they had acquired a hand-me-down Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle from the Pentagon. The $733,000 war machine was sent to the department free of charge, as with all surplus equipment in DOD’s Excess Property Program, to fight the supposed crime that lurks in hallways full of young children
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Makes perfect sense. Expose the young kids to an over-militarized system from a young age and they'll eventually think it's business as usual.
originally posted by: babybunnies
I've seen several school districts where their "school security patrol" has military style vehicles such as these.
The Pentagon will give away these vehicles rather than admit they don't need them for the military, and subsequently get their budget cut.
It's time that America demands that their Government stop using military type weaponry on their civilians.
This Government (not just Obama, but Government agencies on their own) is totally out of control, and the people have no idea as to how bad things have really gotten, until stuff like this just pops up out of nowhere.
However, when the police force in Boston suddenly appeared with military weaponry, vehicles, and equipment during the search for the Boston Marathon bombers, everyone "ho hummed" and went about their merry way.
All of a sudden, Americans are suddenly realizing that their police forces are now the army.