The Berkeley University of California Campus Police (UCPD) also intends to use the vehicle for "large incidents" including university sporting events and an annual street festival called the Solana Stroll according to the Berkeley City Council report notes of June 19th, 2012.
Lt. Eric Tejada, a spokesman for UCPD, said that although he does not know of any incident in the university's 144-year history in which such a vehicle would have saved a life, the police department would have have liked to deploy it in an incident last year when they mistakenly believed a man had an AK-47 assault rifle.
Well heck! Why didn't they say that in the first place?!
University of Virginia Professor Dewey Cornell, an expert in violence prevention and school safety, told Campus Reform on Friday that with approximately 4,800 four-year colleges in the U.S., and an average of 10 homicides per year on college campuses, the average college can expect a homicide about once every 480 years.
Might as well get 2 Bearcats! You never know if there might be 2 homicides in that 480 year span.
The grant was part of the DHS Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI).
Purpose: UASI program funds address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
But never the less, they're not just going to stop with hippies. They just might be coming after Grandma too when they have another "incident" where they again mistakenly believed a man has an AK-47 assault rifle. <<<<<< oooh scary!!!
They're getting ready for war on the streets.
You need to get ready too.