WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Government is now equipping police departments across the country with 13,000 high-powered, mine-resistant military units, according to a newly released video report by Blomberg (below).
These Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) units were used in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Each MRAP weighs over 20 tons and is designed to protect against improvised explosive devices.
This is in addition to the 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition and 2,700 armored vehicles that Homeland Security is now equipped to use on American streets.
The move to beef up police departments with 13,000 MRAPs has left many wondering: what are police preparing for?
We’ve all seen images here and there of a single department getting a new “rescue” vehicle. But 13,000 now across the country?