The Campaign For DA

4.05.2018

Look At This Ridiculous Vehicle


I truly thought it was a joke. It doesn't beat the DPS Gun Boats on the Rio Grand, but that's a shameful use of taxpayer resources. It's Southlake for crying out loud. 

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think they're overcompensating for something they're lacking? Asking for a friend.

DF Tiny Tim

Anonymous said...

You are quick to be a spokesman for the taxpayer when it comes to things like this, but I wish libs would get upset over entitlement spending on the federal level. We are owned by China and you snowflakes eat cake and complain about the icing.

Anonymous said...

Never know when you run across a roadside IED in Southlake.

DF Seal Team Six

Anonymous said...

What do you care? Do you live in Southlake?

Anonymous said...

Surplus MRAP's are going for about as much a Defender Tahoe, dude. But still, why does Southlake PD need one?

Anonymous said...

I believe the government is still giving these out to local governments for free. The only cost that they have is the upkeep, repair and fuel for them.

Every little town is grabbing these up, no matter whether or not they truly need them.

Anonymous said...

1:15 believes in alien abductions

Anonymous said...

Would you rather them go in a landfill when the military is done with them?

Harry Hamid said...

I agree with 1:33: No one should ever comment on a story that doesn't involve their own town.

That's just common sense, and not at all a sign that 1:33 is trying too hard to whine about a blog that no one is forcing him to read.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:15,

Just for the record, what "entitlements" are you referencing?

Anonymous said...

Barry is only an expert in his own opinion.

Barry.....you and Rage should volunteer to help support the police in tense conflicts with little armed liberal offspring so you see what the police are up against? You ready to support the Blue? Ya I didn't think so.

$650K in lawyer fees is true waste. No one earned that money.

Anonymous said...

1:52

Are you admitting you do not believe in alien abductions?? What an idiot. You've probably never been to Aurora either!



DF Capt. Kirk


Anonymous said...

they got a grant or applied for free surplus from the DOD. still overkill though. don't want my cops driving that shit down my street. we're all paranoid enough as it is. These MRAPs are a tool of intimidation.

Anonymous said...

look on the bright side, at least we didn't leave it in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

where do we fill out the paperwork to get a couple of those? pretty lawless out here on the lakeshores.

df lake bridgeport police department & bait shop

Anonymous said...

Heck, it's like owning a horse or a boat: Anyone can get one, it's the upkeep that kills you. MRAPs get something like 3.5 MPG and parts and maintenance are obscenely expensive. Everyone down at city hall is all giddy when the feds give them one but wait until they get the bill to keep that thing running. Galveston's is already rotting away in a lot behind the city's water treatment plant. It was fun to drive in a parade or two but no one budgeted how much it would cost to maintain.

Anonymous said...

What do you care? Do you live in Southlake? - 1:33

No. But we pay taxes. How the hell do you think that thing was built? Oh, they just drop from the sky like pennies from heaven.

Most of these MRAPs have never even been deployed and are sold/given away at a fraction of their cost with the majority of that paid for using federal grant money. Meanwhile, we are still buying new ones (so we can give those away, too).

That's why we should care.

Anonymous said...

And some of you think the government needs more of our estate upon death...SMH!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice speech 3:40---------------------

I still don't live in Southlake. I still don't care

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember a certain past Tarrant County Sheriff who got several cat-off federal whirlybirds. Lot of photos and articles of taking crime fighting to the air county-wide. Within a couple of years the Commissioners shut the Sheriff's air force down because it was becoming a black-hole of upkeep and maintenance. I think the existing chopper squadron was junked for parts and given away eventually.

DF Gems from the Past

Anonymous said...

It’s a regional asset utilized by a regional swat team. Over half a dozen north Tarrant cities share the expense of operating a swat team for the needs of their police departments. Seems pretty efficient if you ask me. Now the concept of the taxpayer funded public defender and his exploitation of the courts is a tax waste if you really want to save some money.

Anonymous said...

@2:21 People who decide that food stamps and welfare are a career choice. I am all for helping those on hard times. There are shit load of able bodied people that are content to get a check and food each month and live simply on our dime.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Liberals: you want the police to have these weapons of war? The same police that kill unarmed black men?! Also, only Military and LEO's should have AR-15s.

Trumpets: you don't think the police need these?! They're free! We back the blue! Also, we have AR-15s to protect ourselves against government tyranny.

This is what you people sound like.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Entitlement is such a garbage term. People PAID for it, it is rightfully THEIRS. "Entitlement" spending is about the same as military and interest on the debt.

The debt, which, for those of you with selective memories, skyrocketed under GWB due to 2 wars we had to fight. I won't even go into Reaganomics being the biggest scam ever pulled on the American public, as it was far greater than Social Security.

For what we've spent in Iraq, Afghanistan, and subsequent conflicts, we could have funded our entire nation for 3 YEARS at the amount the president recently signed into law.

So please, stop acting like you give a damn about the debt, or government spending, because you're full of shit. You're just a hypocrite. You were just as happy to mortgage your grand children's futures as any democrat was. So stop lying, grow a pair, and own it.

Anonymous said...

They’re planing on being ready for the next cartel hit at town center. Build the wall.

Anonymous said...

Unwad your panties BG,

It's not Southlake's MRAP. Southlake, like several other cities, are members of the Northeast Tarrant County SWAT team. These cities pool resources to make one SWAT team instead of each city having their own SWAT team. This saves the tax payers a ton of money. Southlake is just housing the MRAP until the SWAT team is called out. Southlake officers who are on the SWAT team respond in the MRAP to the location where they are met by other members from other cities.

I guess your undying hatred of cops interfered with your ability to read the writing on the passenger door.

Anonymous said...

@5:32 nevermind that constitution thingy!

Anonymous said...

So here's some math. If you take Barry's diminutive stature and subtract the thickness of his skin, it becomes apparent there's not enough left to constitute a real human.

That explains a lot, I think.

Half-Baked Math Whizz

wordkyle said...

As a citizen, I think it's ridiculous that the cops have something like this. Looking at it from their point of view, though, consider:
- It's a really cool toy.
- It's publicity for the department.
- It addresses one of law enforcement's greatest fears -- the fear of being outgunned.

Anonymous said...

DF Jade Helm

Anonymous said...

It's just another liberal blogger trying to stir chit for the cops. The sad part is that when this guy needs a cop, they will be there for him. The most thankless job in the world is being a cop. I wish Lawyers were held to the same standards as cops and required to wear body cams at work.

DF Community Blogger Watch Group

Anonymous said...

Libtards running their heads.....my GOD.

Anonymous said...

It's southlake.

It's not like there's crime there.

It's not like the cartels have ever murdered anyone there in the middle of affluent shopping areas in a hit that could have easily turned into something worse.

Wait a minute....

Anonymous said...

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. POLICE, They hunt the evil that Liberals pretend does not exist

DF MRAP Society

Anonymous said...

JUST FYI Southlake DPS is now headed up by a Decatur High School Alumni.....