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Small Canadian Town. Population: 9,562 And One Military Armored Vehicle

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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: ShadowLink

How exactly do you use it against citizens? Drive in front of them slowly?


Just like Ferguson correct?




posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Domo1
I don't understand, how do you think they'll use it?

You and Mr Spad make it sound like they got it just to sit and look pretty in the garage.
As others have said, it's ready to have equipment added to it whenever they want.
I imagine it wouldn't be hard to attach a water or sound cannon to it.

If you're still not sure what I meant, have a look around YouTube at some protest videos, I'm sure it won't be too hard to see how they are used.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: MrSpad

originally posted by: jude11

originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: ShadowLink

How exactly do you use it against citizens? Drive in front of them slowly?


Just because it is unarmed doesn't mean it can't be armed again...within minutes. That's what these things are made for. Just like a snap-on tool. It is just another weapon waiting to be loaded and if the cops have a weapon they WILL use it.

Peace


You can snap on a weapon to anything. So what? Just what do you think they are going to do with that one truck? Private security companies have amored trucks all over town that could be armed are you worried Brinks is going to attack people?


If it's not that important, why have them in villages of 3500 people?

That's the question to be asked.

A security truck is not a war weapon in the hands of an out of control militarized police force who have proven themselves to be overzealous, unstable murderers of innocent men, women, children and the family poodle... Weak argument IMO.

To arm these insane robo-cop wannabees further is just asking for more of the same. It may be justified in some SWAT cases of large cities but to have them parked next to Mabel's sandwich house in nowhere Canada is something that we can go without having.

But more people will echo this post and say "What's the problem?" and that question is the actual problem.

Peace



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:57 PM
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originally posted by: IslandOfMisfitToys

originally posted by: jude11





Is it just me or does EVERY single one of them look like a douche bag?


Thanks for the big LOL! Even the dog is thinking they look like idiots. The short guy didn't want his face photographed (probably smart of him) and they all look like they're way too far into protecting their rights to donuts, all day long...

Maybe the best defense to one of these things coming down a road near you is pointing and laughing.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: MrSpad

originally posted by: jude11

originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: ShadowLink

How exactly do you use it against citizens? Drive in front of them slowly?


Just because it is unarmed doesn't mean it can't be armed again...within minutes. That's what these things are made for. Just like a snap-on tool. It is just another weapon waiting to be loaded and if the cops have a weapon they WILL use it.

Peace


You can snap on a weapon to anything. So what?


Well I suppose, but sometimes it's the thought that counts.

I don't know anything about the capacity of these vehicles. I have a hard time believing that it is just a slightly reinforced "truck" that you can hook a gun onto. What kind of gun? I mean a .50 cal. is an entirely different proposition compared to what most civilians are carrying. Again, I don't know what these vehicles are designed to support, but most of the time if you can attach a gun to a vehicle it's a pretty big gun because the vehicle can provide a more stable platform compared to a human body.

Not to mention, the most important factor; that thing looks intimidating as h***. It will scare a lot of people into going home and staying home if that Bad Boy is rolling down the street. Do not underestimate the intimidation factor in any conflict. Battles and entire wars have been won and lost by successfully manipulating that aspect of psychological warfare. I think that these vehicles are extremely attractive to law enforcement because of that factor alone. Never mind the practical applications it will just scare most people spit-less by its very presence. The point is intimidation. When your law enforcement is more invested in intimidating the public than protecting the public there is a problem, which is what these vehicles (in any application but a strictly military one) clearly signal to me at any rate.

Private security companies are more accountable for their actions compared to self-policing law enforcement. They just have more to lose than The State backed entities if they screw up and somebody is injured or dies. There is also the matter of context; there is a difference between transporting money and enforcing the law. One is protecting a sought-after asset and the other is an authoritative position. I don't think the comparison is appropriate. Apples and Oranges.
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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: ShadowLink

originally posted by: rickymouse
If you don't believe me, look at the smiles on their faces in the picture. They don't look like loose cannons.


They're smiling ear to ear cause they can't wait to use it on defenseless citizens.
Everyone knows when you get a new toy, after drooling over it for 2 minutes the first thing you want to do is play with it.

Thanks for finding this jude11! Another link to add to my collection.


I agree. They all look like they just got their favorite toy for Christmas. I just hate when people refer to us as "citizens". If we are citizens, what are they? Illegals? Foreigners?

Yes. We are American citizens, so when did the police stop being citizens? When did being a citizen become a dirty word? We have to stop reinforcing this mind set. We are allowing ourselves to be set up. To borrow a phrase from their great predecessor and fearful leader, Barney Fife; we have to nip it in the bud.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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Small towns are surely on the list with these. Mine was just gifted another peacekeeper, yes another armored vehicle, from a different county in the state.


Apart from law enforcement, the vehicle is intended for use in counter terrorism operations, SWAT operations, convoy protection, and base security.
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Law enforcement needs that for what in a "small town" while a bit bigger than the population mentioned in the op, still small enough to warrant concern-- law enforcement dealing with peaceful protests?
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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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Wow, two armoured vehicles for the Saskatchewan RCMP provincial force to cover an area larger than all but two of the states in the US. One located in southern Saskatchewan and one located in central Saskatchewan.

Last time I checked, Canada had a standing army. Admittedly a small one but it still counts.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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great thread....i can't help but think someday historians will look back and say.....wow this happened right in front of them and they did nothing.

similar to what happened in nazi germany...when i was over there i spoke with many about it..those willing to talk and many explained they didn't realize what was happening....i think that is utter crap...

my activism failed...so i left the usa...i dont read any news about it other than what i find here on ats and i gotta say from the outside looking in its depressing to watch what is happening.



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