It Begins – Obama Hands Out ‘Free’ Armored Vehicles in Maine

Coming soon to a community near you…
Armored police vehicles

The Lewiston, Maine police department unveiled the MARCbot IV, or Multi-Functional Agile Remote Controlled Robot, fresh from the U.S. Army and complete with an Xbox controller.
lewiston mrap
The vehicle and the robot were free to the LPD from the Obama administration as a reallocation of military surplus.

Meanwhile, the Elgin City Council will consider a police department proposal to purchase an armored vehicle like this one to use in dangerous situations
elgin mrap vehicle

 

Elgin, Illinois will vote this week to approve the police department’s request for an armored vehicle.

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