Monday, March 18, 2013

MRAPs and the new normal

Wanna know how DHS plans to use its new MRAP fleet in the field?

Take a look at a DHS training exercise.

Also note the sound bite from an DHS commander. This exercise is not about intervention in a standoff situation or hostage rescue. The objective is clearly stated: To gain entry and take the suspect(s) by surprise. This appears to be a new option for how DHS serves no-knock warrants.

If DHS believes it needs MRAPs to deal with human smugglers in our cities, it's well past time for DHS to put a greater emphasis on securing the borders instead of using what slips across them as an excuse to further militarize domestic law enforcement.

A previous post on immigration and DHS MRAPs

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