posted on May, 16 2010 @ 05:04 PM
U.S. police departments deploying heavy armor
BY RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After six people were shot in the city's Homewood neighborhood, Pittsburgh police rolled in with a 20-ton armored truck with a
blast-resistant body, armored rotating roof hatch and gunports.
No arrests were made during the sweep in the $250,000 armored vehicle, paid for with Homeland Security money. But the show of force sent a message.
Whether it was the right message is a matter of debate.
I understand the need for SWAT vehicles and the fact that our police force in many cases are totally out gunned but What use would the Police in the
US have for this?