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Thursday, February 5, 2015

California City Approves Armored SWAT Ambulance

Police Militarization by the Feds

  • Example #147  -  The Big Government Party in Washington (with its Dem and GOP wings) has locked arms to fully fund the militarization of local police departments and the 24 hour day spying on every American citizen.

(NBC Bay Area)  -  Council members in San Leandro on Monday voted in favor of allowing the city to use a grant to purchase a controversial armored rescue vehicle.

The Medevac Armored vehicle is the only one of its kind in Northern California.

Residents packed a meeting Monday night to voice opposition against the armored rescue vehicle. But reaction in the room was mixed, with council members ultimately giving the go ahead for this controversial piece of equipment.

A group of people rallied outside City Hall to oppose the armored vehicle, with the theme of ambulances don't have guns.

"This is such a big step in the wrong direction (and) relations in the community," said Mia Ousley, who opposes the city purchasing armored rescue vehicle. "This is a tank."

Mike Katz-Lacabe, who also opposes the armored rescue vehicle, said "this ambulance comes with 11 gun ports -- that's not an ambulance."

City officials said the armored vehicle would be partially funded with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, totaling $200,000. The rest of the funds would come from asset forfeiture funds -- money that can only be used to help police fight crime.

A packed city council meeting in San Leandro.

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