Thursday, May 8, 2014

What's in Texas that MCSD wants?

Rumor has it that the McHenry County Sheriff's Department, under the "leadership" of soon-to-be-ex Undersheriff Andy Zinke and absentee Sheriff Keith Nygren, is soon to be home to yet another expensive and unnecessary vehicle.

What's a MRAP? It's a Mine-Resistent Ambush-Protected vehicle. What the hell does MCSD need with that?

This is what an MRAP looks like:

Why would MCSD send Patrol Cmdr. John Miller and another deputy to Texas to bring it back? Is this good use of $175,000/year worth of personnel? Wouldn't you love to see the expense records for this trip?

Air fare, ground transportation, lodging (they won't be staying at Motel 6 (you can turn the light off, Tom)), meals (they won't be eating at Burget King). What do you think? Five MPG? Gasoline or diesel fuel? Did MCSD investigate having a civilian drive it back or having it trucked here?

Anyone else think that the big, bad Government is gearing up to squash the little guys? Are We the People going to have to buy more .50 cal. weapons, just to even the playing field?

Think Bill Prim will get rid of the MRAP and MARV? I'll bet he won't. Just a guess on my part...

Wake up, everybody.

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." The words were never truer than now. Thanks to John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), Irish judge and politician for these enduring words to live by.

4 comments:

Big Daddy said...

Can't play Army unless you have all the toys Gus

Joe Rosner said...

Over the last 25 years, we've seen a disturbing militarization of civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units for routine police work. These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.

Gus said...

Thanks for your wise comment, Joe. You are exactly right. The People are going to have to stand up and TELL their elected officials that WE will NOT tolerate this.

Be sure to read Essential Liberty. I'll loan my Kindle copy to you, if you want. But it's worth the $6.99!

Jim Jones said...

Just as soon as the criminals do as the police say, I.e. Surrender, you're under arrest, these TOOLS will not be necessary. You and Joe appear to be seeing "black helicopters" in the sky, and now fear DONATED equipment to various government bodies from military surplus, as opposed to a further waste of ALL tax payer dollars to abandon old stuff of scrap it when it's still functionable. My son drove an MWRAP and a hummer I service.