Wednesday, February 29, 2012


BearcatThe argument for up-armoring is always based on the least likely of terrorist scenarios. Anyone can get a gun and shoot up stuff. No amount of SWAT equipment can stop that.

-- Mark Randol, a former terrorism expert at the Congressional Research Service, "Local Cops Ready for War with Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons", The Daily Beast, 21 December 2011

We're going to have our own tank.

-- Mayor Kendall Lane of Keene, NH, in an aside to Councilman Mitch Greenwald during a December city council meeting, regarding a Bearcat, an eight-ton armored personnel vehicle, to be purchased with a $285K grant from the US Department of Homeland Security

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