March 3, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 8/25/2014

"What they don't need any more, we're kind of like their garbage men."

-- Brevard County Sheriff's Lt. John Coppola

About 400 assault rifles. Grenade launchers. Night-vision goggles. Helicopters. A three-year-old armored vehicle built to withstand blasts from roadside bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Those devices, designed for war zones, are no longer needed by the military and are being rolled out on the streets of Brevard County. They are just some of the more than 1,100 pieces of military surplus equipment being used by eight law enforcement agencies there.

Read more at Florida Today.

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