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      03-22-2016, 11:57 PM   #25
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Criminals have always been well armed. But cops have also always pores sedan with technology. The .357 magnum was invented for police to penitrate cars of the day. Vests were widely adopted when they became available. People who protest the additional equipment fail to say this is for special units like swat used for special situations. Hey always post an armored vehicle, etc. I don't see cops rolling up in Bradley fighting vehicles to arrest Jay walkers. But yes, in an age of terrorists, ak47s, and cartels, it does make sense to have swat teams have the proper equipment available. Cost is typically low as most of their "tanks" are 20 yr old surplus south African, British, etc armored cars capable of stopping maximum a high powered rifle round. Not a tank. Not 10inch thick reactive chobum armor, not 120mm smooth bore Sabo rounds, etc.