Why Does Riviera Beach Police Department Need a Tank Rigged with a 50 Cal Gun?!?!

 

A tank acquired from the Feds cost approximately $2,200 for the City of Riviera Beach Police Department.  It's being outfitted with a 50 caliber gun, and AR plate for the turret gunner protection.  WTF?!

A tank acquired from the Feds cost approximately $2,200 for the City of Riviera Beach Police Department. It’s being outfitted with a 50 caliber gun, and AR plate for the turret gunner protection. WTF?!

On the coat tails of the #Ferguson uprising, we’ve just been made aware that another police department in a high-crime area has acquired military equipment to outfit their unit.

The City of Riviera Beach Police Department is now the proud owner of a military tank, complete with AR plating and (soon) a .50 cal machine gun.  This killing machine, used in WARFARE, is now to be used in a town full of drugs and gangs just north of the Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida city center.

These are terrifying times, indeed.

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2 Responses to Why Does Riviera Beach Police Department Need a Tank Rigged with a 50 Cal Gun?!?!

  1. Ryan says:

    thats not a tank idiot… thats an MRAP. Do your research.

    • I was under the impression it is an MRAPT – which is a combination of the two (MRAP & Conventional Tank). AKA “Light Tanks”…. Since that’s what I was told by the staff (it was sitting at my family’s shop when the photo was taken). I’m not sure it warrants your comment/insult, idiot….. but thanks.

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