April 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm
A page full of 25 images of municipal peace officers outfitted like mobile infantry units is...a little freaky.
April 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm
I was thinking the exact same thing. But hey, we can trust all of those guys.. Right?
Brian J. Schmidt:
April 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm
Eric Diesch, but of course, we can trust them to violate our constitutional rights, we can trust them to violate out civil rights, we can trust that they'll whatever they want, regardless...
Mark R Medina:
April 18, 2013 at 1:45 am
You hit the nail on the head.
Howard Tatum Bareford Jr:
April 19, 2013 at 2:32 am
Pull your head out of the sand. Maybe you when they save your ass you will understand
April 19, 2013 at 2:33 am
so I know most cops have penis envy for Infantry guys and what not but cmon...ACUs?...thats shit camo unless your trying to hide in a furniture store that just sells floral patterns.....anyway...the gear doesnt make the soldier...and infantry are trained way the hell better then cops
April 19, 2013 at 2:35 am
I trust them and thank them for thier service
April 19, 2013 at 2:40 am
Brian J. Schmidt The guys on the front lines are not the ones violating your rights
April 19, 2013 at 3:30 am
Eric Diesch you're using sarcasm, right?
April 19, 2013 at 3:43 am
How about all of the civilians completely oblivious to it/them? ?
April 19, 2013 at 10:48 am
WTF?? Now why would there be a heavy police presence unless something else is being planned. Talk about a police state what is this country turning into the USSR?
April 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm
But at least citizens can carry guns in Mass... right?
April 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm
For most Americans, this is probably their first look at the militarization of our police force.
April 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm
Keith Grant at least not until they are ordered too
April 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm
Richard Kern, Not just the 'militarization', but now they have become 'paramilitary'...
April 19, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Juston Hutson Absolutely...all we have to do is look back to Katrina, and the door to door searches and confiscation of guns...
April 20, 2013 at 3:18 am
When was the last time your Constitutional rights were violated?
Robert W Brooks:
April 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm
After all...they work for are all-trusting Government.????????
October 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Howard Tatum Bareford Jr Fuck off collaborator. Your kind will stand trial along with the other traitors.
October 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm
Carl Sartain A couple of weeks ago. Illegal search and false arrest.
April 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm
Looks like overreaction to me.
April 19, 2013 at 2:36 am
and if they weren't there and something happened you would say they didn't do enough
April 19, 2013 at 2:39 am
Complete test fitting of peoples reaction to living in a "police state"
April 19, 2013 at 2:53 am
Put a check in that box...
April 19, 2013 at 10:07 am
Howard Tatum Bareford Jr Maybe when the government enforces their will through them, then you will understand. All of this is overreaction and won't help at all.
April 19, 2013 at 10:09 am
Keith Grant This is stupid, you could get robbed in any day and in any city, and chances are neither of your acquaintances nor the acquiantances of your acquiantances will ever see a terrorist attack with their own eyes, but you don't see SWAT rolling everywhere? The 2nd Amendment is quite enough in times of no direct threat (whoever decided that there is still a threat in Boston is purely retarded or has a hidden agenda behind it)
April 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Howard Tatum Bareford Jr. is that your answer to every one or just to lazy to type and past the same thing to every one.
April 17, 2013 at 6:20 pm
I can outrun that fat cop in photo#12.
April 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm
I think a good majority of the US can outrun him, but I'd like to see you try to outrun the bullet that fires out of that SMG...
Brian K Murphy:
April 19, 2013 at 2:28 am
April 19, 2013 at 2:49 am
April 19, 2013 at 10:10 am
Martin Rudolph We hope that the cop won't shoot if we're unarmed.
April 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm
uh huh, unless you can run faster than 900FPS, that's a moot point
April 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm
wow. no we did not militarize our police. its for your safety. I'm sure there is not another chris donner in that group. they have better gear than my unit.
April 19, 2013 at 3:10 am
And when the government tells them to go into citizens homes and round up their firearms what are they gonna do than?Will they be there for our protection than?
April 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm
Don't worry, we're here to help you. We're going to serve and protect the shit out of you.
April 19, 2013 at 10:49 am
Yeah about that....... they can't be everywhere all the time.
Christopher Todd Dallas:
April 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm
Airsoft fashion show. Who purchased the H&K G36 arsenal at $3k - $4k each? Not a great idea since everyone uses the AR platform. I love H&K though.
April 19, 2013 at 2:58 am
What picture has a G36?
April 19, 2013 at 10:22 am
Ha-ha, we wish it was just Airsoft show :D
April 18, 2013 at 12:56 am
What do you do when you cant legally use the military against your own people. You create an army and call them police. Not that the feds give a crap about the law but they do want to appear to. Andy Griffith is DEAD. Murdered by the communist storm troopers we call SWAT.
April 18, 2013 at 12:58 am
I count about 10 30 round mags on just one officer in one of those pictures. It might be 7 Why the hell does a police officer need a full battle load out like they are going into combat.
April 19, 2013 at 2:31 am
to protect and serve
The stats they used to say the public doesn't need magazines that big show that police don't need magazines with that capacity, either.
April 19, 2013 at 10:50 am
Keith Grant It sounds like a snow job to me.
April 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Lets just hope they don't start shooting spray fire as Senator Feinstein says these weapons are made to do. This is a good reason why I want my AR-15.
April 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm
You ever see a target that a cop shot? :>)
April 20, 2013 at 2:54 am
April 20, 2013 at 3:29 am
Even though I support the cops all the way, I do wonder why so much gear sometimes. In Vietnam, the platoon sergeant would have stripped about half that crap off of you.
April 18, 2013 at 1:19 am
I'm sorry but I don't find this comforting at all, Police looking like combat military is not cool it is actually very scary.
For the live of me I can't think of a reason of why the police need to patrol the streets looking like this, Yes the bombing was horrible but we are not being invaded by a country or a large force of terrorists.
April 19, 2013 at 2:29 am
Canderous O Rendaroro:
Question is, when a civilian wears body armor and carries as their right to do so, would they over react?
Thomas Eddie Paschal:
April 19, 2013 at 2:38 am
Some sheep can't see the cliff coming no matter how many of their friends go over it, you sir are an idiot!!
April 19, 2013 at 2:41 am
how do you know this and why do police scare you?
April 19, 2013 at 2:55 am
Jorg, wonder now but scream for one later as your jewelry store is emptied by thugs....dress for the occasion you never know who's gonna ask you to Dance....
April 19, 2013 at 3:20 am
In a word, Mumbai.
Scott Gebhardt This is stupid, you could get robbed in any day and in any city, but you don't see SWAT rolling everywhere? The 2nd Amendment is quite enough in times of no direct threat (whoever decided that there is still a threat in Boston is purely retarded or has a hidden agenda behind it)
April 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm
its also hightly illegal, this militarization of the police force, Breaking the posse comatatus act. Wake up Americans!!! this is your police state in action, if you allow this, worse is coming down the road.
April 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm
when? After im shot by the BG, or after the bombs exploded? Im sure the victim of the marathon bombing were saved my LEOs, oh NO they weren't!
April 18, 2013 at 8:15 am
Militarization of the police is a direct violation of the constitution. These guys aren't even wearing masks to hide their faces. Don't even care that their breaking Oath of office.
April 19, 2013 at 2:26 am
I hear you, who is going to hold them accountable for treason? The only time the streets need to look like that with firearms through the gills is when Civilians have taken up arms for a National cause. i.e. Homeland Defense against enemies both Foregin and Domestic.
April 19, 2013 at 10:06 am
Maybe when the government enforces their will through them, then you will understand. All of this is overreaction and won't help at all.
April 23, 2013 at 3:08 am
Those who give up their freedoms and rights, for the sake of security, lose freedoms rights and security. something like that from Ben Franklin.
May 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm
Do you remember when SWAT first started they all wore masks, because they were in violation of their Oath to uphold the constitution.
April 18, 2013 at 8:49 am
"Martial Law in Boston" more like!
They're still there armed to the hilt, driving around clinging to the backs of APC's on Wednesday's live news report.
It's a major case of "locking the stable door after the horse has bolted" and I don't understand the reasoning behind such a post-attack display.
April 19, 2013 at 2:50 am
Wonder how many had to search for an hour or 2 to find all their gear and dust it off...
April 19, 2013 at 3:52 am
They better practice up on the cities, cause when they come to the sticks trying to declare Martial Law... It will be a different story my friends
April 19, 2013 at 9:59 am
Trevor Strayer I see what you did there!
April 18, 2013 at 10:52 am
looks like all the mags hold more than 10 rounds! why would they need more than 10?
April 19, 2013 at 2:57 am
Because it takes 5 officers and 165 rnds to hit a suspect once.
April 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm
What good are all those guns against BOMBS?
What do you suggest???
April 19, 2013 at 3:32 am
How do you know they won't use rifles in their next attack?
April 19, 2013 at 10:23 am
弘右衛門 ピット How do you know there will be a next attack, how do you know it will be in Boston and how do you know it will be before those guys get called off (we assume they will be called off, which is likely not to happen)???
Tristan Chris Heiss:
April 19, 2013 at 2:19 am
here it comes people the destruction of america by a non us citizen in the white house..a man that should be executed.
April 19, 2013 at 2:59 am
I'm not a fan of Obama, but execution is a lot extreme.
April 19, 2013 at 2:20 am
coming to a city near you!
Better not come to my city
April 19, 2013 at 3:44 am
They are probably already there, just waiting for the call of their masters
David Wayne Johnson:
April 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm
good reason to not live in a city eh LOL
April 19, 2013 at 2:21 am
So why can't I have the same to protect my family?
April 19, 2013 at 2:34 am
I think these are good men doing a good thing. Most LEO don't agree with ignorant gun laws.
April 19, 2013 at 2:45 am
You can if you move to Wyoming.
April 19, 2013 at 12:23 pm
They'll be back.
April 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm
uh huh, ever try walking down the street with an AR-15? I bet you wouldn't make it far, not in Mass.
You think they only have 10 round clips.
I think not.
its called a mag
A clip is a mechanism used to faster load a rifle or magazine, know what your talking about smart ass.
April 19, 2013 at 2:52 am
I do and I still don't see any "clips" in the picture. Calling me names doesn't change the facts pal.
April 19, 2013 at 3:01 am
R. Lee Ermey said it best: to paraphrase "this is a paper clip, it goes in a publication otherwise known as a magazine. This is a bullet clip, it too goes into a magazine"
Small wonder the Army doesn't have 'money' for replacing plain-jane M16A2's... It all went to the cops I suspect.
Police State? Reminds me of the history of the NAZI party, and its rise to power.
April 19, 2013 at 10:27 am
'Cause they can never use you in your homeland without a war.
every cop gets an ar or mp5. training optional
And These asshat want me to give up my Shit FU.
That was way scarier than the bomb photos...
Harrison F. Hand:
Get used to it.
Thank you for being there.
April 19, 2013 at 2:30 am
No. None of that makes me wonder why Homeland Security bought 1.6 billion rounds.
Now that the event happened a show of force is supposed to make people feel safe? Really?
Isn't it shocking how American sheeple look comfortable with armed guards?
Brian Robertson You, sir, won the Internet today.
I have read a lot of these comment and most of you most of hit your head. Maybe you forgot 911 already.