People are starting to ask why any municipal entity needs one of these. They are apparently coming from the feds for free, and being strategically placed in different areas of the country.
OK. Pretty cool. But let’s back up for a moment. There’s a very glaring, very fundamental question we haven’t yet addressed: Why in holy hell does Dallas County need an armored military vehicle built to withstand a minor apocalypse?
The underlying reason seems to be that military trucks are fucking cool, but no one’s actually saying that. The sheriff’s office is touting it as a tool that will help them better serve warrants.
“Having a tactical vehicle will not only provide warrants execution with the equipment to assist in performing their jobs but will provide an overall safety arch,” Chief Deputy Marlin Suell wrote to commissioners.
Because there’s no telling when North Texas might descend into sectarian warfare and start planting IEDs along Riverfront Boulevard.”
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