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Old 11-15-2017, 02:02 AM
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It's no surprise. There's been government funding for police departments for years. People are against the so called militarization of the police force.
Unless a department actually needed the lift capacity however, a Black Hawk would be a waste of money. A smaller chopper would be far cheaper to operate and support.

And I don't know how you can question the militarization of the police. The government is literally giving them surplus military equipment.
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I'm happy to report that the second season of Strike Back actually has blank-fire weapons in it rather than airsoft.
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Unless a department actually needed the lift capacity however, a Black Hawk would be a waste of money. A smaller chopper would be far cheaper to operate and support.

And I don't know how you can question the militarization of the police. The government is literally giving them surplus military equipment.
Eh, most of the kerfuffle is about giving police MRAPs to replace their wheezy old armoured cars, most of which are obsolete military designs or derivatives of military designs already. Which, let's face it, is a better use for the huge fleet of the things that came back from Iraq and Afghanistan than scrapping them all. And it keeps them maintained (off the DoD's balance sheet, which I'm sure was a factor) while allowing them to be pulled back into service if need be.

It's more of the "military-style" stuff the media is fond of where it's a shorthand for "scary."
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Eh, most of the kerfuffle is about giving police MRAPs to replace their wheezy old armoured cars, most of which are obsolete military designs or derivatives of military designs already. Which, let's face it, is a better use for the huge fleet of the things that came back from Iraq and Afghanistan than scrapping them all. And it keeps them maintained (off the DoD's balance sheet, which I'm sure was a factor) while allowing them to be pulled back into service if need be.

It's more of the "military-style" stuff the media is fond of where it's a shorthand for "scary."
You can debate whether or not it's a good thing, but you can't deny that it's happening. I'm happy to see equipment my tax dollars paid for get a second lease on life.
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So Belgium's banning loot boxes and Hawaii's brining it up in the US. Bet EA's really happy about their recent decisions
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