posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 07:32 PM
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I'm not saying that's what you're advocating just that IMO it makes no sense.
No what I am saying makes perfect sense, and it must have because it was police policy in Tampa until about 10 years ago.
Around 10 years ago they started allowing officers to wear fatigues for the first time as training fatigues and now on some special ops. You still see
the normal run of the mill everyday officer wearing a police uniform. Up until that time they had ugly grayish jumpsuits that they wore for doing
Up until 10 years ago you never saw and officer that had an AR-15 in his trunk unless he was on the SWAT unit, now a lot of them carry them.
Drugs were used as the excuse to slowly allow some military equipment to be used, now its common place due to the excuse of terrorism.
With this in mind though they will never buy something that is as costly as an Apache or a TowCobra, as it would eat up their entire budget just to
arm, maintain, and fly the thing for the one time in 20 years that they may get an opportunity to use it. How many police now have an armored entry
vehicle, and how many of them are used only for public displays and spend the rest of their time rusting on the unit parking lot?
If the situation required a military response then the governor is supposed to call in the national guard, that is their mission.