To Better Protect and Serve You

The police exist to protect and serve you, which is why police departments invest so much money into buying equipment that better enables them to protect and serve you. Take Ford’s new innovation that will surely help you feel safer:

Just when it seemed like undercover police cars couldn’t get any stealthier, along comes this.

After adding red-and-blue emergency lights inside the front visors of unmarked police cars, Ford said Monday that it is introducing rear emergency lights built into the spoiler.

The system means that in states where officers in unmarked cruisers are allowed to pull over speeders, it may be harder to recognize their vehicles — until those lights go on.

Here in Minnesota police cars are required to be marked. That requirement has lead to black police cars with black lettering on them that is difficult to distinguish unless you’re close to the vehicle. I won’t be surprised if I see these innovative spoilers even on “marked” cars.

So how will these innovative spoilers help police better protect and serve you? The same way International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, surplus Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Trucks (BearCat), drug sniffing dogs, laser speed detectors, and most of the other fancy shit law enforcers buy: not at all. What it will do is help law enforcers expropriate even more wealth from the people they prey on.

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  1. A couple of decades ago I walked past a parked Champaign colored Cadillac. I took a double take to verify what I saw. On the front door was the emblem and text of the CA Highway Patrol (CHP). It was distinguished by being only slightly a different shade of Champaign color. It was then that I knew that lying in wait (like the stereotypical speed trap) wasn’t good enough, they were now covertly on the prowl. By why covertly? Well, we now know.

    It could be expected that the civil LEO now armed with .mil hardware is but a point on the progression off things. Where will it end? Like several decades ago I would not have imagined SWAT-like hardware and tactics become de rigueur in nearly every department, what can we expect to come? I mean, after the armed drones, the facial recognition, etc.

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