Wisconsin Police Reassure Residents They Won’t Be Shot at From Military Truck

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

Police work to dispel “negative public perception” of use of military vehicles domestically

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
May 20, 2014

Police in the Wisconsin town of Neenah have reassured residents that military trucks obtained from the U.S. Army now being deployed for domestic law enforcement duties won’t be used to fire on the locals.

The fact that authorities even need to make such a statement underscores increasing concern over the militarization of domestic policing as police departments across the country obtain vehicles and equipment once used to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq under the Department of Defense’s excess property program.
The Neenah Police Department recently acquired a mine-resistant Caiman multi-terrain vehicle, while the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department and Appleton police are already using the same model of vehicle.

According to the Associated Press, “Police are working to dispel negative public perception of the military look of the 37,000-pound rig,” by claiming its use is necessary to protect cops against high powered gunfire during violent confrontations. Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson admitted that the truck would “increase operational and maintenance costs for the area’s taxpayers.”

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