• Aug 10, 2006
You don't want to commit a crime in the city of Germantown, Tennessee. Ever. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing the ultimate in armored personnel carriers.

According to SWAT team commander Rodney Bright, the $184,000 military vehicle, known as the "BearCat", puts Germantown, already one of the safest cities in the U.S., at the 'forefront of preparedness' and offers it to other law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area if they are in of need assistance.

The BearCat was purchased using a grant from Homeland Security.

Preparedness? Assistance? What exactly is going down in Tennessee?

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[Source: Associated Press via WMCTV]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      "20. Hilarious. For those of you in places like NYC and Vegas, do a little research before you post. NYC's Homeland Security budget for 2006 is $125 million. The total Homeland Security budget this year is around $1.6 billion.

      $184K is a drop in the bucket.

      Get over it."

      -Liberal :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Memphis Politician: Will this thing help me continue to fill up the private prisons with more black's?

      Fatherland Security: You bet! but you guys don't qualify, you have to get the town next to you to do it..that way you can "borrow it" when you need it.

      Memphis Politician: Consider it done!

      Fatherland Security: By the way, try and stick to just saying "terrorists".

      Memphis Politician: HaHa, democrazy for the rich, police state for everyone else...I got it, I got it!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Boys and their toys. That's all it is.

      If someone were to grant you nearly $2k, wouldn't you be thinking of all the fun stuff you could buy?

      It is a total waste, but peanuts compared to what we're wasting away in Iraq ON A DAILY BASIS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Liberal pork barrell spending at it's finest, at least according to my Dad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As someone who works in New York, I feel great knowing that affluent Tennesseans are more secure with their new toy. I just hope those Tennesseans are praying for the safety of us Godless New Yorkers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      they're protecting the fed ex hq thats in germantown. at least i bet thats what they're claiming. major shipping hub, blah blah blah.
      • 8 Years Ago
      paint it flesh colored and hang a ballsack on the end.

      who's mommies big boy?..yes, you are, yes you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These sort of things should be purchased at the county level. Really, one town can find enough crime for this thing to be useful?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Big Brother is watching.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a total waste of taxpayer dollars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hilarious. For those of you in places like NYC and Vegas, do a little research before you post. NYC's Homeland Security budget for 2006 is $125 million. The total Homeland Security budget this year is around $1.6 billion.

      $184K is a drop in the bucket.

      Get over it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Check out the crime stats for G-Town here:

      http://www.city-data.com/city/Germantown-Tennessee.html

      What a waste of money. This thing, like most police department armored cars/personnel carrier is going to sit and rot behind the station house.

      Unless Sarah Conner is living there.
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