This Is what the City of Stockton really couldn't resist at the low price of $300,000. A New armored vehicle for the S.W.A.T. team. With the City on the verge of bankruptcy, don't you think they could have waited on this purchase. I mean, where is the accountability? Stockton is facing a deficit of 26.5 Million dollars, is again leading the nation in Murders per capita, and their solution is; go and buy a top-of-the-line “Bear Cat” armored vehicle to replace the department’s older one.
“It’s built for tactical purposes, so every part of this thing is armored,” Lt. Eric Ingersoll said.
The one which was replaced, wasn't built for Tactical purposes? Do they think they are in a war zone? This is to the point that our policemen are short-staffed, but the Department buys a vehicle which will rarely be used. The best part is where the money came from. It came from the sale of seized assets of criminals. Why couldn't the city make a payment on the parking garages? Because we are going to need the parking fees to help pay for the gas this thing is gonna burn up.
I think Marshal law is coming to an American city near you!