Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sheriff Lott: Blessed are the Peacemakers

(H/t Gashwin) I knew there was a reason I voted for Leon Lott in the local elections....

S.C. Sheriff's Department Armored Vehicle with Belt-Fed Machine Gun
The Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff's Department has acquired an armored personnel carrier complete with a turret-mounted .50-caliber belt-fed machine gun for its Special Response Team.
Sheriff Leon Lott told the Columbia State newspaper that he hoped the vehicle, named "The Peacemaker," would let the bad guys know that his officers are serious.
"We don't look at this as a killing machine," Lott told the paper. "It's going to keep the peace. We hope the fact that we have this is going to save lives. When something like this rolls up, it's time to give up."
The Peacemaker has a top speed of 30 mph.

The news is slowly making it's way around the net, it was in Reason on Monday and this week is circulating through Europes News Outlets. The original story first appeared in the March 6 edition of The State Newspaper.

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