Hope this idea doesn't migrate north
December 11, 2012
Little ol' Conroe, Texas, is blowing $170,000 in asset forfeiture funds on a Ford. Well, not just any Ford.
How about a Ford 550 sound to you? I didn't even know there was a 550.
Conroe Police Chief Philip Dupuis said, “If we know people inside have weapons, as we make approach to the house, we will be in an armored vehicle.”
So I guess, if the Conroe cops were coming to my place, they'd call out the Big F and roll up to my door. I think about everybody has guns in Texas. Does this mean they'll roll the Big F on every call or that they'll be stocking up on these Fords and getting rid of the Ford squads they currently drive?
Chief Dupuis also said, “If a member of the public is injured and laying in the open and the suspect is still armed, we have no way of rescuing victims (without the vehicle).” He can't find a solution for less than $170,000?
When is the last time Conroe PD needed to recover an injured citizen "laying in the open"? Ever?
And where is Conroe, anyway? It's a city of about 50,000 (about 25% larger than Crystal Lake), on I-45 about 40 miles north of Houston.
Source: “If we have a Benghazi”: Texas Cops Cite Libyan Tragedy in Purchase of Armored SWAT Vehicle.
Thanks to the reader who sent this to me.
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