Police may be using military vehicles because of Pentagon cuts

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We may soon see military in armored trucks roaming our city streets. The reason, the Pentagon is looking to drastically cut back America`s military might. One way of getting rid of expensive battlefield vehicles is by giving them to police departments.

An estimated 13,000 mine-resistant vehicles are expected to be distributed around the country. They weigh about 20-tons and get five miles per gallon.


  • ajmacdonaldjr

    Army Gives Out $500,000 Armored Trucks for Free

    Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Army is giving away 13,000 armored trucks, worth about $500,000 each. The 20-ton MRAPs, or Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected trucks, were built specifically to save U.S. soldiers from roadside bombs in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Now the trucks are patrolling U.S. city streets. U.S. law enforcement agencies have received the lion’s share of this high-powered military surplus. (Source: Bloomberg)

    VIDEO – Army Gives Out $500,000 Armored Trucks for Free – http://www.bloomberg.com/video/army-gives-out-500-000-armored-trucks-for-free-yNTShDoVRe2reQ3G3Raqrg.html?cmpid=yhoo

  • Mark Smith

    Perhaps the statement that we’ll see “military in armored vehicles” should have said “military armored vehicles”.

  • Ram

    How nice is that? Even more proof of big brother is watching us. Why would local police need an armored vehicle? Just think of the local tax increases needed to fund these things. A 5 MPG vehicle that weighs 20 tons roaming the streets. The road department can barely keep up the roads now, Just imagine the damage these will cause to the regular streets they will using, and the pollution they will be causing. This is a bit of overkill.

  • Sam

    These will be maintenance hogs it’s not like working on a Crown Victoria it’s going to be expensive to keep them up and running that’s why the Army doesn’t want them.

    • smartRepublican

      It’s not that the military doesn’t want them – they’re being GIVEN to the cops by our communist president who is trying to disband our military. Being a Marine wife, this really grinds my gears because (besides the fact that it’s my husbands job in jeopardy) what are we gonna do when our biggest enemies invade? Because now that the world know how huge of a pussy Obumner is, and that he’s making deals with terrorists and communists, what’s gonna happen? Who’s gonna save us from being overthrown? We”re not gonna have enough military left to defend ourselves.


      • DiverDown

        Hey smartRepublican, Nobama doesn’t need these vehicles in the military. He’s already taken care of Putin, he used his pen and his Nobamaphone. He’s looking after us, sleep well tonight.

  • tiredofourgovernment

    Your all correct in saying and so it begins!!!! But the left asked for this let us all remember that.
    Time for all good men to come to the RESCUE of their country

  • Jeff Imel

    You realise that when Obuma was adressing the UN 4 years ago he said” If someone were to attack us with chemicle, biological or nuclear wepons we might not retaliate” I only saw this on the regular news late at night. Something else I only saw on the news once was when he was at a american base and said” I want to see a citizen force as well armed as the military” He didn’t specify what he meant — would that be like Stalins Red Gaurd or Hitlers Brown Shirts? You do realize that Hitler was a NatZi (National Socialist ) too. A Good little Natzi believes The Big Government should control All Aspects of everyone’s life…Chilling ehh ?

  • Harry Reeid

    Our local organized city militia has ordered 20 of these armored vehicles from Our Glorious Leader. Our request is for protection from Obama’s Chicago hoods who are now his troops. So far, no reply..

    Where is the equal distribution and sharing of money and goods that HE touts so loudly?

  • Bill M.

    The “Transformation” is happening at breakneck speed. The emasculation of our military and the militarization of civilian police is fundamental in the creation of the police state. Civil rights and constitutional protections will be meaningless once the police power is combined with the corrupt justice department, corrupt administration and useful idiots in congress. Obama’s public supporters are all cheering for the federal redistribution of wealth, but the real game is the acquisition of absolute power over the general population. Everything that made America unique and great for over 200 years are being systematically dismantled in less than a decade!

  • William

    All excellent comments. To add gas to the fire we are all now turning our eyes to the Ukraine and the crisis of the “Putin Power Play”. This goes to show that the best way to insure “peace” is to have the biggest stick to hit someone with if they try this sort of thing. Thanks to Obama – we no longer have that “stick”. Obama has made great strides to weaken our military and cannibalize our nuclear deterrent. To put icing on the cake, we have John Kerry as our Secretary of State flapping his gums about not wanting to return to a “cold-war” situation with Russia. What a Train Wreck! We will know how bad it’s going to be in less than 24 hours when Putin moves his “chess pieces” already poised in Kiev. Let us Pray. The clock is ticking!

  • buellfooll

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it’s experienced patriots to prevent it’s ruin.” Samuel Adams

  • alpha dog

    Consider why these military vehicles are being positioned throughout the United States under the guise of “use for our local police”. Wouldn’t it raise more suspicion if military vehicles were just strategically stored around the US? These are now right in out back yard, for easy access to any military regime. Quick access if martial law declared. Easy attack from the inside. There is an obvious ulterior motive and advantage to this placement. Don’t be fooled that it is just a gift to benefit our local police forces.

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.