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September 30. 2013 2:57PM

Feds further militarize police with war surplus MRAPs


A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Classification One vehicle is shown at the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland. The vehicle is designed to redirect a bomb blast away from the vehicle to protect those inside. (Reuters)

'The MaxxPro MRAP is built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats,' according to the Navistar website. 'Its V-shaped hull helps deflect blasts out and away from the crew and its armoring can be customized to meet any mission requirement.'



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