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Armored vehicle, recently bought by Lawrence police with federal grant, appearing on city streets

Free money? No, it's not FREE money. Government grants are funded by our tax dollars. This attitude about free money is what will end up bankrupting this country.

August 13, 2013 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Armored vehicle, recently bought by Lawrence police with federal grant, appearing on city streets

This is an over-priced albatross and won't make much of a difference. Is Lawrence really that violent a community you need this? So every city with a population of over 80,000, a large student enrollment and near a highway should get this? Good grief!
Why not get 12 of these for every city block while the federal government has the money? (Translated: Higher taxes on citizens)

August 13, 2013 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Armored vehicle, recently bought by Lawrence police with federal grant, appearing on city streets

$152,000 for the 4th of July parade addition in Lawrence.
And how does Lawrence 'win' this grant too? Certainly not from the 'Occupy Lawrence' disruption last year and all of it's 6 occupants.
Perhaps Chicago needs this but Lawrence? I didn't think high-caliber gunfire and bomb blasts were part of the town still. Amazing...that money certainly could be used for better and smarter purposes.

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August 13, 2013 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )