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What do you think about the Defense Department program that transfers surplus military equipment to state and local police departments?

Asked by ibstubro (18358points) August 14th, 2014

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How much would it cost to have an armored Humvee or MRAP delivered and painted?

What is the life expectancy of such a vehicle, given the specialized maintenance of a military vehicle?

How does the 5 MPG work out?

How is the exceptional ‘operational training’ funded?

Are local police now operating on a Pentagon budget, where a new taillight might be $5,000?

Could you ride around in a bright blue Humvee, and not feel like Rambo?

Oops. I might have played my hand a little with that last one or 5.

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