Monday, August 18, 2014

What federal goodies did your local police departments recieve?

If anyone is curious as to what your local police got from the federal 1033 program that doles out everything from boots to rifles to armored vehicles, this article had a searchable database that will tell you what was given to police departments in each and every county in America.

What did your police department get from Uncle Sugar?

I wish I could put the database here on this blog permanently, but I can't, so go to the one in the Detroit free Press article before it goes away.

16 comments:

  1. Since my home county is Republican, it didn't get anything more that some rifles...

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  2. Miami Dade got a bunch of stuff... I want one of those 7.62 rifles costing $132 .

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  3. 123 rifles, night vision goggles, and 5 armored vehicles.

    123 rifles, just in Anchorage. I wonder who they're planning to shoot this month?

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  4. I knew my county got a big ol MRAP truck (because there are so many bombings around here). Actually it was a big deal in the recent Sheriff primaries, with the write-in Libertarian guy using it as the main plank of his platform. Didn't know they had gotten 10 bomb disposal robots though, that your link shared.

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  5. Here is another interactive map.:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/15/us/surplus-military-equipment-map.html?_r=0

    Perhaps not as detailed though.

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  6. 16 pages of stuff. What surprised me is one each arm wrestling bench.

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  7. We got 3 MRAPS 2 fixed wing aircraft and 9 grenade launchers

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  8. Check DC. They got a pretty decent air force....

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  9. Gesh....L.A. County got one hundred and forty-six pages of stuff, including a $27k "Analyzer, Network", and an $800k "Aircraft, Cargo".

    DUH.......

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  10. I want to know why the Baltimore city popo got Arctic kits? I know they have a hard job with all the drug/gang crap and most of the stuff I saw seems to help them with that role, but arctic kits?

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  11. 6 pages of stuff in Baltimore City, most of which is M4s and whatever 7.62 rifle was the flavor of the year. also, a flatbed truck and a "utility" truck.

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  12. Bet there's a quid-pro-quo, too!

    gfa

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  13. Some rifles (in 5.56 AND 7.62), some binocs, a telescope and a couple of trucks.

    And enough stuff to equip an entire Panzer regiment.

    (Just kidding on that last bit. First bit is true. One odd item listed was "No item name" which cost zero dollars. I have a lot of those.)

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  14. The Allegheny County (PA) cops paid $58 for .45 pistols?? Sweet deal!

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  15. Why the heck did my county sheriff get 200 bayonets? Seems like a solution in search of a problem yet to be determined.

    After all, drive-by bayonettings don't occur around here, and no one's claiming the police are being out-bayonetted by the criminals on the street.

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  16. Five pages for Vigo County,Indiana. Damn
    Vigo County has total population of nearly 63,000,
    It was once called Little Detroit because of the gangsters in the 30's

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