Small-town America rebels against ‘police state’ arsenal

The Citizen Media

Citizens urge return of armored vehicles to Pentagon

Thousands of MRAP military vehicles like this one have been distributed to police departments throughout the U.S. in recent years. Thousands of MRAP military vehicles like this one have been distributed to police departments throughout the U.S. in recent years.

Residents of an Idaho town are asking their city council to return an armored vehicle to the federal government and just say no to militarization.

John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, said he was contacted by a group of residents from Nampa, Idaho, and asked to urge their elected leaders to send the town’s military-grade equipment back where it belongs — to the Pentagon. Of particular concern is a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, acquired with grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The discussion of whether local police need machine guns, night-vision scopes or an armored vehicle needs to engage the entire community, and should not be unilaterally decided by the federal government, the military, or law enforcement…

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