Anorak News | South Carolina Police Get New Tank

South Carolina Police Get New Tank

by | 3rd, September 2008

IN Richland County, South Carolina, the Sheriff’s department has just taken possession of a citizen calming initiative: an armored personnel carrier with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun.

Sheriff Leon Lott has named the vehicle “The Peacemaker,” and “insists that using a caliber of ammunition that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it’s generally reserved for use against armored vehicles) will ‘save lives.'”

Tough on crime. Tough on the causes of crime. And what with the Russians in Georgia, and all, it’s better to be prepared


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