Saddleback College Latest To Receive MRAP Per Post-9/11 Security Theater

Jason M. Salamat shared this content via CopBlock.org/Submit, which details the ridiculousness of the ‘war on terror’ – in this case, the acquisition of a Mine Resistant Ambus Protected (MRAP) vehicle by police employees at tranquil Saddleback Community College.

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This is at a community college in my area. There are less than 10 full-time officers at this location, and only one case of a forced sex offense in 2012. Why do they need an IED/Mine resistant armor vehicle? In-case of terrorist threats or hostage situations? Yeah, right. More like to scare the potheads before they go to class. Ridiculous. Our tax dollars at work.

Editors note: With less than 10 full-timers, the office of the Saddleback Police Outfit is open only a half-day on Friday, and is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Clearly the crime rate must be so astronomical in the area that the need for the MRAP is paramount.

From the write-up Why Does Saddleback College Have an MRAP Armored Vehicle? by :

Campus police chief Christopher Wilkinson prepared a 2012 annual security report for the college. Crime statistics for 2011-2012 show more forced sex offenses (one) than combined totals for murder, manslaughter, robbery, hate crimes, terrorist acts, and bombs (zero-point-zero).

In fact, the Saddleback Police Outfit now has the distinction of being the only college with less than ten police employees with a MRAP – I bet that distinction is not plastered on literature trying to attract new students…

saddleback-college-police-copblockAccording to their website:

Saddleback College Police Officers are responsible for patrolling campus grounds, taking crime and incident reports, conducting investigations, enforcing all applicable laws, traffic regulations and providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and guests.

Perhaps the Saddleback police employees  need to re-read their mission – in doing so, they may come to see what is clear to any rationale person – a MRAP is a ridiculous and unwarranted.

Saddleback Police Outfit

The MRAP at Saddleback Community College joins the 40+ others now in California, as of June 13, 2014

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  • JC

    Big deal. A college can get what they want or feel the campus needs. It’s just a two year college. Worry more about your studies instead of some vehicle.

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  • steve

    Your so stupid

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  • Shawn

    You’re an idiot, if you can’t understand the reasons cops should not get such toys. Because toys is exactly what this is. Give a cop a new toy, and they will find a reason to use it, even at the expense of others.

    There is no legitimate need for this. It has near zero chance of ever having a legitimate use, and even less that there will be time to get it if needed. Flat out, if the college has money for this, tuition should be cut.

  • keepitreal

    Worry about your obsession with being a parole officer. It’s not healthy.