Featured image: Lenco Bearcat, in this case operated by Nashville P.D. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Wonder if the city of Mayberry will be purchasing one of these for Barney Fife to use on patrol?. . . EDITOR
From IntelliHub Staff Writer | October 27, 2013 | 12:58am EST
It looks as if the County Police Dept. has gotten their hands on a few new toys to tryout on the locals.
MAUI, HAWAII (INTELLIHUB) — On an island with a human population of only 145k people, why would the County Police Dept. need a “Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle capable of withstanding .50 cal. shelling to patrol the streets? What would they possibly use this thing for?
To top it all off, the Police Dept. requested a new tactical robot, tactical vests and cache of assault rifles.
The Budget and Finance Committee approved the spending sometime in 2012, paving the way for a massive police state in paradise. It’s guaranteed that if you asked any local islander if the police need a tank for their Special Response Team on Maui, they would say no. There is simply no use for such a piece of equipment for the scope of the island.
Some locals will likely be outraged when they find out T.V. figureheads like Piers Morgan are pushing gun control measures while their very own Police Dept. is literally gearing up for war, arming their employees with assault rifles. The very same rifles demonized by the media in wake of several mass shootings.
The Bearcat cost Maui taxpayers about $280,000.
 Maui Police Acquire “Bearcat” Tactical Armored Vehicle – MauiNow.com
 Lenco Bearcat – Wikipedia.org
Lenco BearCat Armored Vehicle
Uploaded on Feb 5, 2012
We take a look at the Lenco BearCat a wheeled armored personnel carrier used by numerous military and law enforcement agencies.