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US school districts given free machine guns and grenade launchers

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posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 01:20 AM
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School police departments across the US have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine-resistant armoured vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, with teargas, armour-clad military trucks and riot gear.

Amid that increased criticism, several school districts have said they will give some of the equipment back but others plan to keep it. Nearly two dozen education and civil liberties groups have sent a letter to the Pentagon and the justice and education departments urging a stop to transfers of military weapons to school police.


www.theguardian.com...

Seriously, wtf?

I understand the need for emergency equipment in the case of violent attacks at schools, but there is only so much a police department should be militarised. Armoured vehicles, M16s, grenade launchers??? This stuff is used in warzones, not school districts.

I think they should keep the specialist stuff to the SWAT teams, and leave the regular police with equipment suitable to their environment and duties. This is over the top.




posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 01:27 AM
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LMAO. What. The. Hell.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 01:33 AM
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Really???????!!!!! Machine Guns and Grenade Launchers? I can see crazy things happening in the future.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 01:33 AM
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I'll think of a reply when I stop shaking my head in dis-belief.

a reply to: daaskapital



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 01:43 AM
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Yet California has the worst restrictions on firearms. Most "assault" rifles are outlawed, and a 10 day wait is in order to buy one. Who do they think is going to use these weapons? How secure will they be kept. I wonder how long it will be before they disappear from the bad areas of Los Angeles county.

California stupidness exceeds even what I thought it could after living there for 53 years.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 01:57 AM
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My first thought was of the original Red Dawn. I can just imagine it: enemy paratroopers falling from the sky as high school kids desperately raid their school armory and mount a defense. Never mind, I can't really imagine that at all. In my area schools have yet to post a permanent police presence although they regularly conduct tactical response drills for shootings and the like. A local news station recently televised one. In the video a heavily armed swat team sweeps a school and surrounding woods, and a swat trooper claims to be tracking the mock assailant through the woods by his footprints in a bed of moss. These small department tactical guys are really something else.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 02:48 AM
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Thankfully I don't live in the US. But this even makes me angry for you guys over there.

But what annoys me even more is that all people do about it is send letters asking the pentagon to stop. As if that's going to do anything.

Until everyone finds their courage and stands up against this crap it's going to get far worse over time. All the police and military in america couldnt stop 10 million people marching on the white house lawn.

10 million is only 3% of the US population. And that is what it will take because continuing to vote for these terrorists in suits will never EVER change anything.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 04:43 AM
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I don't even know what to say to this...
What was the name of horrible movie that came out in the late 1980's about the high school using military grade androids as teachers?
Class of 1999?
More like class of 2014

Eta yup I was right

edit on 9/18/2014 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 05:08 AM
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What part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED do you not understand you obama loving gun grabber?

/sarcasm



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 05:13 AM
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This is absolutely INSANE!

There is no way a grenade launcher has any place in a civilian law enforcement role, let alone in the hands of a school guard! What total and utter rot!



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 05:20 AM
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Seriously, wtf?

I understand the need for emergency equipment in the case of violent attacks at schools, but there is only so much a police department should be militarised. Armoured vehicles, M16s, grenade launchers??? This stuff is used in warzones, not school districts.


You need to pay more careful attention to the news. ISIS... does that ring any bells? How about Ebola, or economic collapse and social unrest. To the point of massive blackouts, riots and the need for disarmament officers and FEMA camps.

Just a suggestion.



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 05:42 AM
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Ewwweee, this is a tad concerning to hear about.

Could the intentions be to use schools for civilian safe areas if the sh1* were ever to hit the fan. For example an invasion on US soil. Having stockpiles in place already and handy until the troops arrive.

Yes this news is a bit weird and bothersome. I guess this is the times we live in.


leolady



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 07:32 AM
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But Hamas was criticized and bombed for keeping their machine guns and RPG's in a school.....
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posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 07:33 AM
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How long before they start using this stuff on our kids during a school protest?



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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Only in America would you see Schools getting FREE grenade launchers and for what again? Aliens? Zombies? monsters from the other side?



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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lol

so where are these going to be kept now? the janitors closet? the principals office?

who gets the key? who gets control?

countdown to a student gaining access in 3...2...1...



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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At least we know where a ready supply of weaponry is available should SHTF......



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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Although I understand that Maybe, and thats a huge maybe, need some weaponary to fight against some sort of school violence, like the Chechyen school massacres, and others. This should be left up to the actual Police, to react to any violence at a school, not the actual school system. I see this more as certain people in schools with the power to purchase these, for their own benefit, to own these weapons



posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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Another possible alphabet terrorist organization in the making...


Fear the PTA!



Fear it!


Fear



ETA: Shivers...

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posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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Allow me to explain how I see it...

1. It will be used to hold children hostage if a revolution ever begins.
2. You are correct, none of this stuff is "needed" for school policing
3. As we've seen, school police and school policies need to be changed

Think of end-game. You're children are not yours. The state wants them. How do they ensure they keep them and you do not?



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