Are Police forces gearing up for Civil unrest that we see armored trucks in Canada, or, am I just getting paranoid?
Years back I read an article on how our police forces are possibly gearing up for major problems in our society [civil unrest].
This American writer noticed how many of these “trucks” were being transported up and down their major highways in the U.S. and wondered why; this writer was quite concerned about the fact.
But, that was in the US, and not that many years back.
In Canada every once in a while you will catch a glimpse of one of these armored trucks in the local news. I really didn’t do any research on the matter, probably because, I really don’t want to know how many they are out there.
But when you see small cities, communities buying up these armored trucks just to transport our troops …. Sorry, I mean… police forces to the crime scene, well, it just seems like an overkill.
These same cities that are buying this equipment, and only my guess, up to a 1/4 of a million dollars for an armored truck, small communities can’t afford this kind of expenditure, never the less the maintenance of these brutes.
“Have to get me one of them”. is the slogan.
Even if one of these “trucks” never see the outside of a garage, they still have to be looked over, checked over and spent money on just to make them ready for that unexpected phone call,
“Get ready boys, we’re going in!”
I think our Finest have been going to too many policeman balls/ functions and sharing good, bad and ugly stories over a little… “hooch”.
One officer says to the other, “What? You don’t have ONE!!!!” …. I would hate to think that’s all it takes.
Hell, one Mayor says, we don’t even have full-time firefighters, but we should have one.
Protect our Police Officers in every possible way …YES, but Armored Vehicles in Canada.
I’m sorry to see it come to that. Eh!
On a lighter NOTE …
Many years back there was a bank robbery around the corner from where I worked, I saw two officers speeding by our door, one driving the Motor Cycle and one in the sidecar…
By the way, this fun Photo goes back a little further than I do, but you get the “picture”.
Please check out my Part #2 and #3 “Armored Trucks in Canada, why.