I received this e-mail from a reader tonight:
SGT, I recommend your site quite often and you’re helping bring people around, including my friend. Here’s what happened to him last night.
At approximately 3AM on Sunday morning (August 5th) there was a drive by shooting next door to his house in Wausau, WI. Wausau is a fairly small city with a population of around 40,000. About twelve hours after the drive by shooting, this military style vehicle rolled out at approximately 3PM and parked in front of my friend’s home.
I ask, what the hell does Wausau Wisconsin need with this armored military killing machine?? Notice the turret on top. According to my friend this is a police vehicle. It rolled down the closed street with its red & blue lights flashing.
If Wausau Wisconsin has one, how many of these are floating about the country, hidden from view?
Sorry to say this is the only photo, nobody was able to leave their home (12 hours + after the event, with no threat of a future shooting). The vehicle rolled up and the driver got out for a minute, got a quick photo, and he pulled into the yard of the neighbor and we were then unable to get anymore photos. I thought this needed to be out there for the world to see. This is not NY or LA, this is a small town of less than 40,000 people in central Wisconsin. There are 40 homes on the dead end street. This is getting the populace accustomed to seeing military style equipment. Thanks, I hope you can share this with your readers. – Tom
Here’s my response:
Tom, thanks for taking the time to get this out. The vehicle appears to be some type of MRAP. As I wrote in this article “We’re entering into an age of deception and betrayal, by our own government“, the MRAP is a “Mine Resistant Ambush Protected” vehicle. The totalitarian monster SUV was designed to replace the Humvee commonly used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Humvee provides little protection for its occupants, making it an easy target for IEDs and other armor penetrating weapons. The defense department sought a new vehicle with a much higher level of armor and attack survivability. The end result was the MRAP.
Of course now, instead of being in the hands of troops in off-shore wars, MRAP’s are being loosed on the people of the United States via an increasingly heavily armed Department of Homeland Security.
The signs of the police state now enveloping the people of the United States are all around us. From the Patriot Act to the Military Commissions Act to the NDAA s.1867 to endless Executive signing orders, the threat to our liberties has never been greater. And the source of most of these threats is not an external enemy, it’s our own government, says James Wesley Rawles.
The time for people to stand up and speak out against this unfolding tyranny is at hand. As long as we have the first amendment, we need to scream at the top of our lings – to our friends, to our neighbors, to anyone who will listen. This is NOT how a healthy Republic is intended to function. So the painful question we must all face is this: If we no longer have a Republic by and for the people, what DO we have? For those of us paying attention, it appears to be nothing less than a fascist police state. ~SGTHelp us spread the ANTIDOTE to corporate propaganda.
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