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Old 2013-02-24, 09:56   Link #302
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Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
We don't have "military police" in the US - those pictures are of *civilian* police who have scooped up excess armaments because the military industrial complex needs consumers.

If you ask, they'll come up with scenarios of why they "need" that stuff but police have a bad history of misapplication of any toys they are given.
I guess I wasn't clear. What I meant to say is that the military police is only for police duties on bases as Kyp stated. Unlike many countries the civilian law enforcement in the US has no military branch they can fall back on immediately except the national guard. I don't think it's too surprising that LE then invests in more heavy equipment themselves.
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