The McAllen, Texas Police Department just acquired this monstrous vehicle for its SWAT team:
This modified Ford F-550 features “11 gun ports, a rotating turret and room for 10 officers.” And just how did the department raise the $150,000 to pay for this makeshift tank? From “[c]ash and other assets seized during police operations.” Naturally.
It’s really rather seamless. The police conduct SWAT raids to seize assets, so they can buy enormous war machines to conduct more SWAT raids to raise more money, and so forth.