posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 08:06 PM
I just heard from a very reliable source within the City of Boise that over the next couple of years, all Boise Police Department patrol units are to
be outfitted with an assault rifle and a shotgun. This absolutely baffles me as Boise, ID is a small-time city with a population of just under
200,000; there is hardly any violent crime to speak of and any gang activity, which seems to be the common justification for providing squad cars with
such heavy firepower, is in the next town over. Why is it that these police officers need these heavy-caliberated weapons? What is it that their own
pistol cant handle or the SWATteam for gods sakes that they need an assault rifle for?
Christ, this isn't halo3 here. We're talkin quiet-town-livin.