Ohio State Gets Armored Fighting Vehicle: “Specifically Designed for Asymmetric Warfare”

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If we’re not living in a militarized police state, then please explain what Ohio State University could possibly need with one of these.

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The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has acquired an armored military vehicle that looks like it belongs in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Gary Lewis, a senior director of media relations at OSU, told The Daily Caller via email that the “unique, special-purpose vehicle is a replacement” for the “police fleet.” He called the armored jalopy “an all-hazard, all-purpose, public safety-response vehicle” with “obviously enhanced capabilities.”

He noted that the vehicle was “acquired at no cost from Military Surplus.” He also bragged that it has “extremely low miles and is in nearly new condition” but elaborated no further concerning the acquisition.

“We are in the process of making it usable for our needs in an urban campus environment,” Lewis explained. “Specifically we are removing the top turret and repainting.”

The vehicle looks like an MRAP, which is the general name for an armored fighting vehicle designed to survive ambushes and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks. Lewis mentioned nothing about IEDs or ambushes in his email to TheDC.

Instead, the school envisions a number of uses for the vehicle including “officer rescue,” “hostage scenarios,” “bomb evaluation” and active killers loose on campus.

The vehicle also boasts a “sniper perch” and it is ideal “for crew protection under threat of explosives and small arms fire.”

Source: Daily Caller

According to the military, the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle is specifically designed for asymmetric warfare.

So let’s get this straight.

University students and teachers are forbidden from bringing a licensed handgun onto school property for personal protection in case of a hostage situation or active killer being loose, but it makes complete sense, because of the terroristic threats we face, to put a military fighting vehicle on campus?

Perhaps its yet another desensitization effort in the grand control grid. Our kids should get used heavily armed vehicles and police, as they will soon be seeing them throughout communities all over America.

Hat tip Tess at Ready Nutrition

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Holy Krap! If campus needs this for the lame excuses they gave, then I need one of these to go deer hunting with. And I don't even deer hunt any more...
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How to protect skools in soviet Amerika.

"and active killers loose on campus"
Have any of these geniuses, Gary Lewis included, thought that hunting a killer on campus would most likely entail close quarters combat inside buildings rather than running them down in an open field or parking lot?

“hostage scenarios”
So what are the plans, run the vehicle through a wall thereby disarming the gunmen rendering the hostages safe? Umm… What about the possibility of running over the hostages?

“bomb evaluation”
So what, the guys in the MRAP drive up alongside a bomb in a hallway locker (dang tight squeeze in the hallways and the stairways were a bitch to navigate around but let’s play along with the idea), peek out of a window and declare a bomb active (without getting out of the MRAP) or just another forgotten back pack on campus? A far better idea would be to let the police bomb squad take over but hey, this way the university has a cool assault vehicle in the garage.

So basically there was no thought put into this, someone was just compensating for a small p___s and needed a big ass MRAP on campus to make himself feel better. And the students, well I’m sure they feel much safer knowing there’s a vehicle on campus that can run over them in the rush to disarm a forgotten lunch bag in the park. Nothing like military armor standing around to relieve tensions.

And universities are run by these jackass’s? How is it that our educational system is in the hands of these morons who obviously didn’t learn a thing when they supposedly attended the school?
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Now wait for the mall security guys to make a case for half a dozen of these things to patrol the parking lot with.
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So the campus police are capable of dealing with:
“officer rescue,” “hostage scenarios,” “bomb evaluation” and active killers loose on campus.

I feel so much safer now. But I think they should have asked for an AH-1 Cobra and a M-728 CEV as well.
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Amen. Now wait for the mall security guys to make a case for half a dozen of these things to patrol the parking lot with. Read more
Hart - 9/27/2013 at 2:02 AM GMT
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