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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   You know you live in a really bad part of town when the police have a tank patrolling your neighborhood   (ajc.com) divider line 53
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2013-01-11 04:36:08 AM
Thermal imaging... check.

Wonder how much noise that thing makes.
 
2013-01-11 08:41:16 AM
The Japs have wet dreams over tank police.

www.internationalhero.co.uk
 
2013-01-11 08:42:44 AM
um...that's not a tank, it's an armored truck and giant waste of money..
 
2013-01-11 08:43:15 AM
And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.
 
2013-01-11 08:44:27 AM
Pfft.... some twatwaffle thinks that is a tank.
 
2013-01-11 08:45:23 AM
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Link squished by tank?
 
2013-01-11 08:45:36 AM

lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.


what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess
 
2013-01-11 08:48:38 AM
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2013-01-11 08:50:07 AM
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2013-01-11 08:50:32 AM
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ESWAT!
 
2013-01-11 08:50:41 AM

tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess


this
 
2013-01-11 08:51:14 AM

tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess


He's not wrong. The police do *not* have an obligation to help or protect anyone.

See Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981).
 
2013-01-11 08:51:36 AM
I used to patrol neighborhoods in Bosnia in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle so I'm getting a kick....
 
2013-01-11 08:52:12 AM
COP HATE THREAD!!!!
 
2013-01-11 08:52:56 AM

pnome: tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess

this


And what he said, too. Obviously a higher court.
 
2013-01-11 08:53:04 AM
Not a tank. A repainted bank-type armored truck. Stupid.

All this story did is re-affirm my stance that I never wish to travel to my state's capitol unless I'm cashing in a big winning lotto ticket, in which case I'll hire this "tank" to travel in.
 
2013-01-11 08:53:54 AM
Funny thing is that the City of Atlanta had its second lowest crime rate in fifty years in 2012. The inner suburbs however are suffering. But that's what happens when gentrification comes to the city and all the poorly built tract houses from the 60s and 70s in the adjacent burbs are cheap to rent. The old decaying strip malls don't help either.
 
2013-01-11 08:54:09 AM

nexxus: tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess

He's not wrong. The police do *not* have an obligation to help or protect anyone.

See Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981).


"to serve and protect"
 
2013-01-11 08:54:29 AM

tbhouston: what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?



Warren v. District of Columbia: "The duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent a special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists."

In other words, the police are only there to keep the general peace, not respond to specific crimes.
 
2013-01-11 08:54:42 AM

tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess


Actually the original poster is correct. The police do not have an obligation to protect you. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales or Warren v. District of Columbia.
 
2013-01-11 08:56:29 AM
A. Not a tank, but an adapted armored personnel carrier.

B. Yes, I can see how cops in crime-riddled and violent South Fulton would want this.
 
2013-01-11 08:57:23 AM

Farce-Side: Not a tank. A repainted bank-type armored truck. Stupid.

All this story did is re-affirm my stance that I never wish to travel to my state's capitol unless I'm cashing in a big winning lotto ticket, in which case I'll hire this "tank" to travel in.


Amazing how people eager so many people are to admit they're cowards. How does it feel to be laughed at by teenage girls who have no problems with the city?

/Lives two blocks from the lottery office, hasn't been the victim of crime in the twelve years living here
//But if you win the lottery, you can waste the winnings on whatever paranoid delusion you have
 
2013-01-11 08:58:02 AM

Farce-Side: Not a tank. A repainted bank-type armored truck. Stupid.

All this story did is re-affirm my stance that I never wish to travel to my state's capitol unless I'm cashing in a big winning lotto ticket, in which case I'll hire this "tank" to travel in.


Agreed. I think the only times I've actually been to Atlanta was to get my green card, and a couple football games.

Go around it when I'm heading to north ga.
 
2013-01-11 08:59:35 AM
No treads, no gun = no tank
 
2013-01-11 09:04:19 AM
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2013-01-11 09:11:10 AM
It's complete, this, "Circle of Stupid" has closed.  Thank you for playing.  Look for another edition in your neighborhood.
 
2013-01-11 09:14:40 AM

jaybeezey: No treads, no gun = no tank


No Dreads, no bun = no Jamaic
 
2013-01-11 09:19:06 AM
Well, I feel safer already!
 
2013-01-11 09:20:53 AM
Atlanta is a lib cesspool. A haven for section 8 dwellers to prey on college students and workers.
 
2013-01-11 09:27:54 AM

F22raptom: nexxus: tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess

He's not wrong. The police do *not* have an obligation to help or protect anyone.

See Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981).

"to serve and protect"


I wrote "billionaire with a 10-inch dick" on the side of my car. Doesn't mean both things are true, though.
 
2013-01-11 09:30:37 AM

Rufus Lee King: I keep telling you Atlanta folks to get started on that wall around the perimeter.


This would be just outside the wall.
 
2013-01-11 09:33:51 AM
Hill Street Blues did it.

// You don't have to napalm them; just show them a picture of the napalm.
 
2013-01-11 09:38:33 AM
It's your Homeland Security dollars at work. Now we bought we got use it.

The address is outside of the Perimeter and part of the City of Fairburn not Atlanta.
 
2013-01-11 09:42:04 AM

Silly Jesus: COP HATE THREAD!!!!


Too easy.

My question is "Why in the HELL do cops need a freaking TANK?" (oohh sound familiar?)

The militarization of the police is turning into a very, very bad thing for the subjects of the crown.

Not a cop hater, just a "power hungry assbag" hater.

All of you that don't think they are getting prepared to put the hammer down on us are apparently not paying attention.

Methinks this money could have been better spent somewhere else.
 
2013-01-11 10:06:41 AM

computerguyUT: Silly Jesus: COP HATE THREAD!!!!

Too easy.

My question is "Why in the HELL do cops need a freaking TANK?" (oohh sound familiar?)

The militarization of the police is turning into a very, very bad thing for the subjects of the crown.

Not a cop hater, just a "power hungry assbag" hater.

All of you that don't think they are getting prepared to put the hammer down on us are apparently not paying attention.

Methinks this money could have been better spent somewhere else.


Ask the cops in New Orleans and Detroit.
 
2013-01-11 10:11:42 AM

F22raptom: "to serve and protect"


dl.dropbox.com

To serve and protect who, exactly?
Because I suspect they won't be using all this equipment for foot patrols.
 
2013-01-11 10:30:05 AM
 
2013-01-11 11:09:45 AM
Can anyone post a picture of the goddamn thing, please? I manged to get through five(!) 'temporarily allow page' in no script before I gave up.

/each list was longer than the previous!!!
 
2013-01-11 11:25:38 AM
You know you live in a really bad part of town America when the police have a tank patrolling your neighborhood
 
2013-01-11 11:45:09 AM

EngineerAU: Farce-Side: Not a tank. A repainted bank-type armored truck. Stupid.

All this story did is re-affirm my stance that I never wish to travel to my state's capitol unless I'm cashing in a big winning lotto ticket, in which case I'll hire this "tank" to travel in.

Amazing how people eager so many people are to admit they're cowards. How does it feel to be laughed at by teenage girls who have no problems with the city?

/Lives two blocks from the lottery office, hasn't been the victim of crime in the twelve years living here
//But if you win the lottery, you can waste the winnings on whatever paranoid delusion you have


I have lived in Buckhead and now downtown for about the same amount of time as you. I have never been a victim of a crime, nor have I ever witnessed a crime. Other than an occasional panhandler, Atlanta is pretty pest free. That is until you get into the seedier areas to the south or west of the dome. Parts of DeKalb can get pretty scary.
 
2013-01-11 11:56:25 AM

Silly Jesus: Atlanta is a lib cesspool. A haven for section 8 dwellers to prey on college students and workers.


Some large cities are just not meant for backazz country folk that feel more comfortable in their manufactured homes with their rifle by the door.
 
2013-01-11 12:02:04 PM

tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess


i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-11 12:04:03 PM
Came for anime references, leaving satisfied seeing Bubblegum Crisis and ESWAT
 
2013-01-11 12:05:54 PM

computerguyUT: S

My question is "Why in the HELL do cops need a freaking TANK?" (oohh sound familiar?)
.


Well, if they don't use that budget money this year, maybe they wont get it next year. So better off spend it on something useless (APCs, SWAT gear, Mobile Command Units, helicopters to do speed traps, Patrol Boats for a desert down, etc) then to let it 'go to waste'
 
2013-01-11 12:38:12 PM
It's Atlanta

If you understand the acronym MARTA, you know why the tank is a good idea
 
2013-01-11 01:22:57 PM

way south: F22raptom: "to serve and protect"

[dl.dropbox.com image 320x283]

To serve and protect who, exactly?
Because I suspect they won't be using all this equipment for foot patrols.


The NWO and their corporate sponsors didnt you learn anything from OWS.
 
2013-01-11 01:26:50 PM

tbhouston: lenfromak: And, I hope you realize that even the folks in that tank have no obligation to protect anyone. The best defense is for each homeowner to be armed.

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?

1/10 since you got me to respond i guess


Police are second responders to a home invasion, the occupants are the first. Better to be calling for a body bag for the perp than requesting an ambulance for yourself.

Link
 
2013-01-11 01:31:18 PM
PS - vehicle is more waste than not. How many patrol cars/officers could be equipped with thermal imaging for the price of that tank armored vehicle?
 
2013-01-11 02:10:29 PM

flynn80: way south: F22raptom: "to serve and protect"

[dl.dropbox.com image 320x283]

To serve and protect who, exactly?
Because I suspect they won't be using all this equipment for foot patrols.

The NWO and their corporate sponsors didnt you learn anything from OWS.


Don't get me started on those OWS hipsters. They got infiltrated and blew a perfectly good revolution.
I had my Guy Fawkes mask ready and everything...

/My tinfoil hat theory: OWS and the tea party agreed on more than they will ever be allowed to realize.
 
2013-01-11 03:33:38 PM

tbhouston: .

what about the oath they take and the badge they honor?



L.O.L

Why did they show a high powered assault glock in the video instead of a tank?
 
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