Thursday, September 18, 2014

What, Were They Completely Out of Helicopter Gunships?

Alright punks, recess is over!

Think of your gradeschool principal.  Now visualize that principal clad in body armour, kevlar, clutching a grenade launcher and perched behind the wheel of an armoured assault vehicle.  Why, Mrs. Krabapple, what lovely taste you have in camo.

The militarization of American society continues apace.  Now it's school districts getting the Pentagon's cast offs.  That's right, schools.  Machine guns and grenade launchers and armoured vehicles with run flat tires and bullet proof glass.

"School police departments across the US have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine-resistant armoured vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

"...The Los Angeles unified school district, the nation's second-largest at 710 square miles with more than 900,000 students enrolled, said it would remove three grenade launchers it had acquired because they 'are not essential life-saving items within the scope, duties and mission' of the district's police force.  But the district would keep the 60 M16s and a military vehicle known as an MRAP used in Iraq and Afghanistan that was built to withstand mine blasts."

What kind of fucked-up society needs a school district police department to begin with much less one armed to the teeth with fully automatic assault rifles, armoured vehicles and grenade launchers?


Anyong said...

All they need is a bunch of demented people getting on to the grounds and boom!

The Mound of Sound said...