In fact, at least three other police stations have misplaced or been robbed of their government-issued Humvees in the past five years. Weapons turn up missing, too. Yahoo News found that local police departments like Palestine’s have been suspended from the Pentagon 1033 program for misplacing at least 14 M16 assault rifles, 11 M14 assault rifles, 21 pistols and 10 shotguns. These figures don’t come close to representing the total number of weapons that have been stolen or lost over the life of the program, however — a figure the Defense Department has not released.
Yahoo News contacted the 35 states with police departments that have been suspended by the Pentagon over the past five years. Just 18 of the states responded with what equipment, if any, was missing in those law enforcement agencies that caused the suspensions.
The Defense Department won’t release a full list of missing equipment nationwide, so it’s impossible to know the full scope of the problem. It relies on state coordinators to ensure departments aren’t misusing or misplacing things, according to Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright.
“We’ve got some people … that run this program, but there’s no way we can keep track of 8,000 different agencies,” Wright said.
FK – What? The Fed govt. isn’t omnipotent? I thought they were gods that couldn’t be defeated in a conventional war for restoration of Liberty.
Let them keep sending the stuff out here. We’re gonna need it. Unless the “Liberal”(commie) trash has thrown it’s hands up and gone away. Has it?