Nevada Police Have Received $11.8M Worth of Military Gear

Ferguson Militarized Police

Nobody really saw much of a difference.

After the heavy-handed and overzealous response to protesters by Ferguson police put the militarization of police in a national spotlight, it is becoming increasingly apparent just how much of a dotted line the boundary between the police and military has become over the past few years.

As Las Vegas’ CBS affiliate reports, Nevada police departments have been doing their share of feeding at the trough of leftovers generated by Washington’s perpetual wars over the past 20+ years:

“RENO, Nev. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nevada have accumulated $11.8 million worth of military gear from the Pentagon through a surplus program under increasing scrutiny since the police response to protests over the killing of an unarmed Missouri teenager.

Defense Department records show over the past 17 years Nevada officers have received about 300 semi-automatic rifles, a half dozen mine-resistant and armored vehicles, three helicopters and a pair of grenade launchers.

Picture Taken BEFORE the National Guard Troops Arrived in Ferguson

Picture Taken BEFORE the National Guard Troops Arrived in Ferguson

Tod Story, head of the American Civil Liberties Union in Nevada , says the militarization of local police sends the wrong signal to communities where officers are supposed to protect residents, “not assault them.”

Washoe County sheriff’s spokesman Bob Harmon says the Huey helicopter worth nearly $1 million they obtained in 1997 has helped save many lives during rescue and firefighting missions.”

 

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8 Responses to “Nevada Police Have Received $11.8M Worth of Military Gear”

  1. Jerad Dorner September 30, 2014 at 5:36 am #

    Chris Dorner and Jerad Miller have shown us the light. It is time for the final solution for all cops.

    • JC September 30, 2014 at 10:15 am #

      Just what is the (your) final solution for all cops?

      • Ghost September 30, 2014 at 11:26 am #

        The above poster, or poser, is Paul Wayne Bowman formally from Keene NH. His current residence is 4417 Strathmore Dr. Lake Wales, FL 33859 where he runs an outfit called No Excuses Ladies Boot Camp in Winter Haven FL. He has been a troll over 15 years going by the names JC, Jason Free123, Slappy, runningwolfkenpo and Jake C to name a few. Fucking moron.

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        • Travis Judah September 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

          Hell yeah, that’s how you front out a troll! Hats off to you sir!

  2. JC September 30, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Let’s see, You have a couple of major cities in Nevada and is the second state in the USA with the highest crime rate in 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/05/most-dangerous-states/2925679/

    The PD has currently surpassed last years numbers in total officers killed in the line of duty. http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/

    So now you are worried about a couple of vehicles and flack jackets? Lots of people have bought Humvees. Lot’s of people have bought their own tanks and fixed them up so they are fully operational. If you are so pissed because you can’t have something like that, get a real job, and buy yourself one.

    • Ghost September 30, 2014 at 11:25 am #

      The above poster, or poser, is Paul Wayne Bowman formally from Keene NH. His current residence is 4417 Strathmore Dr. Lake Wales, FL 33859 where he runs an outfit called No Excuses Ladies Boot Camp in Winter Haven FL. He has been a troll over 15 years going by the names JC, Jason Free123, Slappy, runningwolfkenpo and Jake C to name a few. Fucking moron.

      Web addresses associated with Bowman:

      This first link gives you an up close and personal view of a professional troll and scumbag. Hear the voice and see the face behind slappy, JC, jasonfree123, etc.
      http://m.youtube.com/#/channel

      http://winterhavenchamber.com/

      https://plus.google.com/app/ba

      http://smallbusinesssynergy.co

      http://m.youtube.com/?#/user/r

      https://m.facebook.com/WinterH

      http://bootcampwinterhaven.com

      Addresses associated with Bowman:

      Paul Bowman Personal Training & Boot Camp Instructor
      4417 Strathmore Dr.
      Lake Wales, FL 33859 CURRENT

      MartialArts Principles, Inc.
      233 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431 DEFUNCT

      Emails associated with Bowman:

      [email protected]

      Phone numbers associated with Bowman:

      (863) 651-3385

      (863) 978-8941

      603-352-2299
      ..

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