SEE WHAT MILITARY EQUIPMENT YOUR COUNTY HAS RECEIVED FROM THE DHS

Now this is an eye opening link provided by Desertrat. You can enter your state and county and see what military equipment is now in the hands of your beloved police protectors.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140817/NEWS06/140726001/?appSession=882117151879513&cbSearchAgain=true&AppKey=36701000b255adcfe6ca4b13a8a4

I’m ecstatic that the copfuks in my county now have a $733,000 Mine Resistant Vehicle and a $245,000 Armored Personnel Carrier. I sure hope they will be able to clear all the land mines in my upper class suburban county. I really feel safe knowing the police have these vehicles.

Let’s hear what goodies the copfuks have in your Counties.

StateAscending County Item Name Quantity UI Value Ship Date
PA MONTGOMERY BINOCULAR 2 Each $342.00 3/10/2010
PA MONTGOMERY CARRIER,PERSONNEL,FULL TRACKED 1 Each $244,844.00 5/11/2012
PA MONTGOMERY MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE 1 Each $733,000.00 2/13/2014
PA MONTGOMERY PLYWOOD,CONSTRUCTIO 100 SH $31.91
PA MONTGOMERY PLYWOOD,CONSTRUCTIO 100 SH $31.91
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 4/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 4/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 9/11/2007
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 1/8/2009
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 1/8/2009
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 3/17/2006
PA MONTGOMERY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 3/17/2006
PA MONTGOMERY SIGHT,REFLEX 25 Each $328.00 4/1/2014
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22 thoughts on “SEE WHAT MILITARY EQUIPMENT YOUR COUNTY HAS RECEIVED FROM THE DHS”

  1. Took a look in my neck of the woods…

    Only a few. Listed as “Truck, Cargo”. From the pricetag of $70,000, I’m guessing they’re multi-fuel 5 ton trucks. One is listed as having a pricetag of $20,000, so I figure that for a HUMMV.

    Other than that, nothing.

    I do notice that in (REDACTED) County (not my county, but nearby) has all sorts of neat toys… a raftload of .45’s (probably 1911A1’s… us schlubs get to pay $2000 per example on the open market. (REDACTED) County paid $58.71 per example… nice). Plus another whole raftload of 5.56 and 7.62 rifles, plus reflex sights… and trucks and all sorts of shit… but no armored vehicles though… let me check Louisville, which is Jefferson County…

    Well well… the first 8 pages is enough kit to outfit at least a company strength element… everything from boots to mess kits to sniffle gear… ominously, bayonets are included in that list. As are a shitload of advanced night vision and, of all things, two platoon early warning systems…

    Page 9 is where the good stuff starts… half of Page 9, ALL of Page 10, Page 11, and almost all of Page 12 is nothing but select-fire rifles.. probably M4’s, but the rifles on Page 12 are mostly 7.62 caliber… either boltguns or they’re M14’s…. For the low, low price of $500 each. Price on the open market for us schlubs? Multiples of thousands of dollars per example…

    No armor, though… just a couple trucks. A couple HUMMV’s and a 5-ton, probably… I take it to mean that Louisville already has armored vehicles and couldn’t justify the purchase…

    They did get some assault boats though… it is Louisville on the river though…

    Nice to know they can kit out an entire company of cops with full battle rattle… makes me all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it…

     
  2. Interesting. Cook County, IL (Chicago) has more than 34 pages of stuff. Lots of weapons, at least 3 anti-mine trucks, all kinds of other protective gear and weapons.

    My small county in Indiana has more pistols and rifles than we do police officers. Nothing else of note; a gym here, a knife there, some computers.

    Will have to ask the sheriff about it, since he’s a neighbor. Will be interesting to find out how accurate this data is.

     
  3. My county got a dozen rifles, some night vision IR equipment, outboard boat motors, two 4WD utility vehicles (humvees I think, there is no value listed) and an EOD bomb robot.

    That’s a lot less than I expected. I know the city has a couple APC’s. The probably needed a new bomb robot considering how some dickhead is always building and deploying pipe bombs around here. We have a bunch of white supremacists around here and one of them built a pipe bomb in an attempt to blow up white people during an MLK parade. Not the sharpest tools in the shed to be sure! The outboard motors are probably for retrieving carcasses of the bridge jumpers from the river. We get plenty of those too. The jumpers seem to be a rather inconsiderate bunch. They jump from a bridge about 300 feet above the water and instead of jumping onto the rocks they aim for the water which means the local LEO have to spend days or even weeks looking for their dumb asses!

     
  4. Well it says that Wayne county has lots and lots of “thermal imagers” listed. Plus one “carry vehicle” with an over $200k price tag, many, many “trucks” all at about $80k, and we got a helicopter! $190k, woot! woot!

    Which explains the non-numbered helicopter that flies low over our houses multiple times a week.

    Fudge. This list is full of shit. My town received TWO armored vehicles years ago. They parade them about when they hold their twice yearly, police appreciate parties, which we plebes are not allowed to attend.

    Why am I not shocked that even when they are “fully disclosing” things that CAN be tracked/viewed by the general public, they lie about it?

    Lying is the new truth, unless, of course, we plebes lie, then it is a felony.

     
  5. When they were handing all this shit out a few years ago several counties in my state just started receiving all kinds of equipment without asking or even knowing it was on the way. They caused a big stink when they refused to accept any of it. The govt response was that they had to take it because it was being issued but they still refused. The counties were pissed because they would have to find money to build places to store it, secure it and maintain it and in most cases the counties were rural and depended largely on volunteer emergency response personnel and it would be an undue burden getting the volunteers trained to use the stuff. I remember of of the pieces of kit was a massive mobile decontamination unit to decontaminate thousands of people in the case of a dirty bomb/bio attack. When set up it probably covered an acre of land. This was sent to a place where there were less than a thousand people spread out over hundreds of sq miles. Damn thing was more suited to NY or LA. The govt relented and I never heard anymore about it.

     
  6. That database was interesting, when checking our county out I thought heck this is not so bad, not to much stuff, until I realized I was looking at page 1 of 22. Good gawd! Minesweepers, armored trucks, $100,000 for a ALE29 Workbench??? No idea what the hell that even is.

     
  7. My county – Pima County, Arizona, home of Tucson – got a lot of the same shit that Billy observed for Jefferson County, Kentucky, home of Louisville. Page after page of 5.56 and 7.62 rifles, .38 caliber revolvers, night vision goggles, and dozens and dozens of military trucks at $48,000-72,000 each. The fucking Pima County Sheriff”s Department came in $25 million OVER budget last fiscal year, and the goddamn County Board of Supervisors raised just about everybody’s property tax.

    Here’s the stupid shit I observed on the list:

    —-Tens of thousands of dollars for cold weather gear. Gloves, parkas, poncho liners, heavy boots and shirts, headgear, long underwear, you name it. Jesus Christ, you’d think the weather in southern Arizona was like Minnesota. Last winter, it dropped below freezing exactly TWICE for maybe, just maybe, a grand total of 8 hours!!!!

    —-Two snow blowers. I shit you not.

    —-Three garden hose nozzles. Ok, they were only $7 each, but WTF?

    —-Drum roll, please. At nearly $16,000 a pop, not one, not two, but three fucking inflatable landing boats. Dear Lord, please tell me the county won these as a door prize just for playing.

    There’s not one fucking body of water over 25 acres in size in the entire fucking county, and it’s an artificial lake used for recreational purposes such as camping and fishing. We don’t have the Colorado or Rio Grande Rivers rolling through the area. It’s the Sonoran Desert, people. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

     
  8. SSS, I don’t think the counties are paying for this stuff. That’s just the value assigned to it by some govt drone. They can use those numbers to wow the sheep with how much they are saving them to “protect” them.

     
  9. I_S

    You’re correct. Pima County probably didn’t pay for any of the 26 pages of stuff it got. But the county WILL pay to inventory, store, secure and maintain all that shit.

    That takes big bucks. How big? Who knows? But it will easily run into the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars annually. You can’t throw several hundred revolvers and assault rifles into a broom closet and call it a day. Parking military-grade vehicles in an unsecured area is not a recommended option. The “to do” list is long and expensive, just like all that “free shit” you got.

     
  10. Billy same thing in my neck of the woods nothing big. I know at least 50 law enforcement officers in my area. One of my son-in-laws is a cop. I don’t fear any of them because I’m in the loop. I can pick up the phone and fix a ticket in a heartbeat. If they go rogue I’ll be in great shape. Networking is part of prepping. I have Zero fear of law enforcement in my region. Hell, that’s not even on my radar.

     
  11. In my state the national guard are the ones with the real toys and they have the experience to use them in any kind of combat.The police are well armed but the N G has the big weapons.I have seen black hawk helicopters land at the NG site in my town.It is something else to see these big machines come in six at a time.A little scary.Only seen it one time right before they were getting ready to go back to Iraq.

     
  12. “I’m ecstatic that the copfuks in my county now have a $733,000 Mine Resistant Vehicle and a $245,000 Armored Personnel Carrier.”
    —-Admin

    That’s because the local SWAT team will need them in the event they need to respond to an incident at your home address. Actual photo of recent defensive upgrades Admin has done to his residential property.

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  13. Where the hell do you all live? Fairfax Virginia hasn’t bought much yet according to this site. I do live less than 2 miles from the CIA headquarters though. I wonder if that is why.

     
  14. So Sensetti can pick up the phone and get a ticket fixed whenever he needs it?

    No wonder he defends the police. People who benefit from corruption are a lot more likely to defend the status quo, natch.

    That’s are major problem in this country- we have too many people who have a stake in BAU.

     
  15. OUR major problem.. sorry. Didn’t think I was capable of a lapse like that.

    I shouldn’t post this early in the morning.

     
  16. Database Shows What Military Equipment Your Local Police Department Has Been Stockpiling

    Mac Slavo

    August 19th, 2014

    There’s no doubt that domestic law enforcement agencies on every level have been ramping up their militarization efforts in recent years. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that it has prompted Senator Rand Paul to call for a demilitarization of domestic police departments. “The images and scenes we continue to see in Ferguson resemble war more than traditional police action,” notes Paul in a recent article.

    We know that the Department of Homeland Security has been buying up billions of rounds of ammunition, military grade rifles, armored vehicles, riot gear and a host of other supplies. But local police stockpiles have remained fairly hidden from the public, save for the brief peeks we get during mass policing actions like those in Ferguson, Missouri over the last week.

    But if you’re interested in what your local county has been stockpiling compliments of The Department of Homeland Security, a database from the military’s Defense Logistics Agency can help.

    The Law Enforcement Support Office, under the 1033 program authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act, helps local police departments obtain military equipment for use in their cities. As reported by The Detroit Free Press, over 8,000 participating agencies have taken advantage of LESO offerings from the U.S. military and DHS since the program’s inception:

    This law allows for the office to transfer excess Department of Defense property to law enforcement agencies across the United States and its territories.

    Since its inception, the 1033 program has transferred more than $5.1 billion worth of property.

    In 2013 alone, $449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement.

    Simply choose your State and your County and you’ll have complete access to see how well militarized your local and county police departments are.

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    Click here to launch the database in a new window for easier viewing.
    (Secondary Link to Database Here)

    You may or may not be surprised to find everything from mine resistant vehicles and grenade launchers to night vision goggles and high powered assault rifles.

    As an example of the heavy militarization efforts of domestic law enforcement agencies, The Detroit Free Press utilized the LESO database to see what Michigan police have been up to in recent years:

    A Free Press review of items transferred from the military since 2006 shows Michigan law enforcement agencies have received 17 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles or MRAPs, built to counter roadside bombs; 1,795 M16 rifles (5.56mm), the U.S. military’s combat weapon of choice; 696 M14 rifles (7.62 mm); 530 bayonet and scabbards; 165 utility trucks; 32 12-gauge, riot-type shotguns; nine grenade launchers; and three observation helicopters.

    James Quinn of The Burning Platform did a similar investigation into his local area and found that cops in his county of Montgomery, Pennsylvania now have a $733,000 mine resistant vehicle and a $245,000 armored personnel carrier. “I sure hope they will be able to clear all the land mines in my upper class suburban county,” notes Quinn.

    The U.S. government has long been war-gaming large-scale economic collapse scenarios and civil unrest simulations, leaving many Americans wondering if they know something we don’t.

    Use the LESO database above to find out what they’ve been stockpiling and what you can expect to see in your local neighborhood if the worst happens.

     
  17. Wip, your county is NOT paying to purchase this stuff, they are all GIFTS from your friendly federal gubment and the Military Industrial Complex.

    That way they can justify spending more money on better stuff, cause they have been so generous to the standing armies, ‘er, oops, local law enforcement.

    SSS is 100% correct, it is NOT the cost of obtaining it, it IS the cost of keeping and using it that we should be worried about.

    This shit just turns more surreal by the day. I so often feel like I’m living in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode, ok not TZ, but Night Gallery, it is, after all, in living color.

    I just had to have a five minute conversation with my NINE year old about what will happen if she takes a picture of her bare ass and Instagrams it to her cousin. About how our home could be raided, her dad and I jailed, or “accidentally” killed, how she could end up in the nightmare of “protection” by the state.

    She’s fucking nine years old and this fucking world SUCKS worse than anything my imagination could have ever come up with when I was trying to warn people about what the War on Drugs and Drunks would become.

    @Sensetti, dude I really admire your steadfast inability to wake up to reality. You really think your son-in-law will be so friendly when the orders come down to obey? You think he will sacrifice his own freedom, his own immediate family, to protect YOU? I like your optimism, it makes me wish I’d never learned a freaking thing about human nature and history.

    Then, I’m reminded of the grandfather, in his 70s, in the Carolinas, whom was shot to death when he was reaching for his walking stick. Or the deaf grandfather in Washington (may have been Oregon), whom was shot to death for whittling in public.

    Cripes. Faith in systems that no longer exist, and faith in human nature that has NEVER existed, could prove deadly in our brave new world.

    For goodness sake, I’m a 5 foot tall, middle aged, mini-van driving grandma and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the LEO at my door, or car window, can kill me with impunity. At least with the thugs I have the right to defend myself. For now.

     

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