Obama Calls For Turret-Mounted Video Cameras On All Police Tanks

Obama Calls For Turret-Mounted Video Cameras On All Police Tanks

In an effort to restore the public's faith in law enforcement, President Obama made an impassioned appeal this week, calling for the installation of turret-mounted video cameras on all police tanks. "This initiative will ensure that police officers across the country will be held accountable for their actions as they pour out of an 18-ton combat vehicle in response to a routine call," said Obama, who announced a detailed plan to allocate funding to equip every single armored personnel carrier, landmine-resistant SWAT van, and battle-ready half-track with an onboard camcorder to monitor police conduct. "If the police are forced to discharge a high-caliber, vehicle-mounted weapon in the line of duty, we'll know why. Furthermore, this policy will discourage the misuse of shell-proof tanks in our communities." The president added that he is hopeful that turret-mounted video cameras would help to reestablish trust between officers equipped with military-grade technology and the populations they are sworn to protect.

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7 Responses:

  1. Grace Bones says:

    police. tanks.

  2. James says:

    Can we get cameras in the asset forfeiture courtrooms please?

  3. Hey! You got tragedy in my comedy.

  4. ix says:

    Seriously hard to tell what's serious or not these days.

  5. Jim Sweeney says:

    Irony:

    In late high school era, c.1983, my friend Brett and I used to make up ridiculous fake TV shows for a ridiculous fake TV network. One of these was a show called "Police Tank" --Because, HAHAHAHA, like _that_ will ever happen!!

    sigh

    Who saved the day when Police Boat sank?
    Here he is, give him a hand... Police Tank!

    • Kyzer says:

      And to think, just a couple of years later, Dominion: Tank Police popped up on Japanese magazine stands. Perhaps the time was right for civil / martial action crossovers?

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