(Thomas Dishaw) As we incrementally creep closer to a police state, the Lewiston Maine Police Department organizes an intimidation campaign to show off the newest crime fighting tools.
LPD recently unveiled the 1981 M113APC armored tank and MARCbot IV robot, equipped with a Xbox controller, to an unaware and uninformed general public.
This gift, courtesy of the Obama Administration, is free to the LPD as a reallocation of military surplus. Of course we all know nothing is free in this country. And why does a town like Lewiston need an armored tank? It can’t be the crime, because in 2011 they recorded 3 murders and in 2009 they recorded zero murders.
It appears Lewiston is on the cutting edge of crime fighting technology, being one of eight cities to adopt a Web-based crime-mapping application called Raidsonline, which gives its citizens access to realtime crime information, and alerts landlords when their is a call to one of their properties. This software will give the public and police departments access to crime trends and possibly be integrated into futuristic pre crime technology.
With Obama continuing the tradition of Government handouts, and cities like Lewiston, ME and Milwaukee, WI willingly accepting these armed tanks to patrol their streets and citizens, it is evident that America is preparing for a police state.