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Its caption reads, "Serving McHenry County with Pride and Excellence since 1837- Pictured: Members of the McHenry County Correctional Facility CERT"
Now, somebody please tell me why the JAIL needs a CERT like this. By the way, CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. The only place where the Jail CERT should be used is in the jail. And they certainly won't go in armed like that. What if inmates overpower them?
Think the magazine for the rifle held by the guy on the left will hold more than 7-10 rounds? Sure, law enforcement gets a pass on the rules jammed down the throats of the common citizen.
Ladd Everitt, director of communication for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (which is really an anti-gun group), said on The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) last week that no one needs to fear a standing army. The guy is nuts. Of course, we need to fear a standing army or an "army" at the sheriff's department or a police agency. But you have to understand that he likes Mayor Bloomburg, MAIG and Moms Demand Action.
If not "fear" them, then be highly suspicious of them, because they have been able to build up a large arsenal of heavy weapons that could easily be directed at the peaceful population.
A corrupt leader of a law-enforcement agency could turn them against civilians by giving them an order. How many deputies and cops are going to stand up straight and say, "That's an illegal order and I'm not going to follow it"?
A corrupt city, town, village mayor or president could order his police chief to do it. What's the chief going to do? Follow orders, or join the ranks of the banished and unemployed.