The Superior Police Department has just acquired an MRAP armored personnel carrier. MRAP stands for Mine Resistant Ambush Projected. With a armored, v shaped hull, they're designed to be able to not only withstand small arms fire, but also mines and other improvised explosive devices. The concept and design was pioneered by the white supremacist regimes of
and Rhodesia in the 1970s and 80s for use
against protesters and guerilla freedom fighters. South Africa
At a time when social services are being cut to the core, when our basic infrastructure is deteriorating, and the so-called economic recovery continues to elude the working class, is this really what our community needs? A mine proof armored car? It's time we re-ordered our priorities. Say no to the militarization of the police! Say no to misallocation of our public resources! Lets sell this damn thing for scrap and build a homeless shelter with the proceeds!