Overkill | Tampa Police Roll Out A “TANK” To Deal With A Few Dozen Protesters

Tampa Tank

Image: Twitter, via The Daily

According to The Daily, the Tampa police produced this vehicle to deal with some protesters.

Overkill, much?

Well, it’s not actually a “tank,” of course, though it certainly looks like one. It’s a “12-ton armored personnel carrier.” It is supposedly for “rescue” operations, though why it needs to be armored to do that is not clear.



21 Responses to “Overkill | Tampa Police Roll Out A “TANK” To Deal With A Few Dozen Protesters”
  1. dRp says:

    A front end loader would make quick end of that!

  2. Wondering says:

    Well if if there was any doubt about a police state in OUR country , this image should alleviate it .

  3. lies is all they tell says:

    batei would vote for ron paul if he would stand up for homeowners and stop foreclosures. to this day he has not mentioned anything at any de

    • lvent says:

      Ron Paul is another hoodwinker who tells people what they want to hear.

      • lvent says:

        lies you are right, Ron Paul has never said a thing in the defense of homeowners…ever! He is one of the cabal..

      • lvent says:

        Will Ron Paul sign a contract to uphold our National Sovereignty, or U.S. CONSTITUTION AND OUR U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS?…WILL HE ISSUE OUR OWN CURRENCY AS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION REQUIRES…?

      • lvent says:

        Have these Ron Paul supporters even watched the Republicon debates…If any of them get in YOU WILL LOSE YOUR HO– USE!!!

      • lvent says:

        You will lose your house or be made a renter of your own house…This is already happening…Vultures are buying up fraudclosures and renting people their own stolen homes….

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  4. Fury says:

    now the cops need a tank to intimidate protesters?

    i walked past the OWS drum circle protest of mayor bloomberg’s townhome on east 79th this afternoon..

    there was no one there, save the milling cops and barricades that had been pulled up.

    obviously. Mayor 1% had the protesters arrested and removed.

  5. All these is in order to intimidate people, What is America coming to?

  6. j. Alonzo says:

    We are becoming a third world country. Lets follow what are constitution says, not what corporate America is telling are puppet Democrats and Republicans to do. Ron Pail Revolution 2012 This video was sent to me
    and although October has passed its still a must watch. Please look into Ron Paul, their is a reason why
    70% of our women and men of our great military endorse him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgNzOy5Y1vM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  7. Eugene Villarreal says:

    It’s looking more and more like Libya.

  8. chunga says:

    Did Jamie Dimon donate a few million bucks to the Tampa P.D.? The absurd reactions to the protesters is changing the minds of many of those on the fence re: #OccupyX.

    Changing them to supporters…

  9. Michael Olenick says:

    Rescue 2? They have two of these? When have they ever used one?

    Besides the point that sending this strange looking thing was an overreaction (which is an understatement), it looks stupid.

    Makes me question how many post-9/11 security toys and policies are being used against ordinary American’s to stamp down economic protests?

  10. Niki says:

    Why when I see this picture I go back in history to WWII and the Molotov cocktail used against the Nazis?

    • notmyhomeyournot says:

      Why are we waiting for the TBTF banks and Wallstreet to have us carted off to FEMA concentration camps in cattle cars. Civil War anyone???

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