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September 26, 2014 10:21 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com

That’s how much the Pentagon has given to campus cops in America.

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The University of Texas recently acquired an armored mine-resistant vehicle from the U.S. Department of Defense even though there are no reports of land mines on any of the school’s campuses…

According to CBS News, police departments affiliated with 23 K-12 school districts and 102 colleges have gotten more than $13 million worth of military equipment and weapons from the Pentagon.

“The presence of military weaponry on schools undermines public trust, and it undermines public safety, and it’s not the right response,” Kara Dansky, a lawyer for the ACLU, told CBS News.

San Diego Unified School District Chief of Police Rueben Littlejohn recently decided to return their military gear because opposition to militarized police from citizens.

“We’re returning it because some members of the community have expressed the fact that they are uncomfortable with the vehicle that’s military by design,” Littlejohn told CBS News.

However, the University of Texas plans to keep its militarized force.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to School Police Have $13 Million Worth Of Military Equipment

  1. Teddy Simon September 26th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t see a problem with it , Why would some one feel uncomfortable about trying to protect students . These vehicles can be used for far more than just mine protection, they can carry people that are in an unsafe position to one that is safe . Remember the shooter in the clock tower in I believe it was Austin Tx. Well some of you may not that was in 1966 , but another situation like that the police could reach the building and enter it with little chance of getting shot

    • Chinese Democracy September 26th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      its got something to do with the militarization of the police force in America

      Not all that comfortable with it myself

      LAUSD Police Arsenal Includes Grenade Launchers, Chief Confirms

      http://goo.gl/IX30JO

      GRENADE LAUNCHERS FOR THE SCHOOL POLICE?

      who they gonna fight off ?
      Chechen rebels? A mob of kids angry that didnt get a cookie with lunch?

      • Mike Butkus Jr. September 27th, 2014 at 12:18 am

        Its also the attitude that comes with military weaponry. They’re playing Army with our civil rights.

      • Teddy Simon September 27th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        Were are talking about an armored vehicle , I see nothing said about any weapons

    • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Kent State.

    • fahvel September 27th, 2014 at 3:43 am

      or they could have blown the shit out of the tower and spread debris and shooter parts all over town – are you really a dope or do you have a sense of humor – from reading, I doubt there’s humor.

      • Teddy Simon September 27th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

        You are a f$%%^ idiot , that is not a tank

    • rg9rts September 27th, 2014 at 4:57 am

      He had an excuse…A brain tumor…whats yours

      • Teddy Simon September 27th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        WTF are you talking about , so I take it you don’t want to protect anyone , idiot

        • rg9rts September 27th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

          Yo jerk off he had a reason for acting stupid…you are just plain ignorant

          • Teddy Simon September 27th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

            Dumbass this is about the vehicle at U of Texas I know it may be hard for you to focus but try ok

          • rg9rts September 27th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

            Then talk about it…he had a brain tumor and was bright enough….not like you dipstick…to ask for an autopsy……I know this happened while you were still a wet spot in mommy’s drawers but some of us do remember.

  2. liberalMD September 27th, 2014 at 3:54 am

    We can’t supply our students with textbooks, pencils and paper and can only pay teachers a pittance but we can provide the schools all the artillery and armored vehicles they will accept. Something is really wrong with this picture, for those of you who can’t quite figure it out.

    • Skydog2 September 27th, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Were the schools provided artillery?

  3. rg9rts September 27th, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Texas,,,,General Perry’s ROTC program to protect the borders

  4. rob September 28th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Better to have and not need than to need and not have 😉