Officer Confesses: Cops Need Militarized Vehicles to Deal With “Anti-Government Groups”

Riot police stand guard as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

Paul Joseph Watson | InfoWars.com

In an article for popular law enforcement website PoliceOne.com, Officer Steve Rabinovich writes that the controversial use of militarized vehicles in domestic law enforcement situations is necessary to deal with the threat posed by “anti-government groups.”

Rabinovich boasts an impressive list of credentials, with his assignments including Emergency Response Team, Crisis Intervention, ERU, Mounted and dignitary details.

Rabinovich also teaches other police and emergency medical responders at his state’s technical college system.

Acknowledging that law enforcement bodies have received “criticisms from their communities” for utilizing the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program to acquire militarized vehicles previously used to hunt insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rabinovich cites domestic terrorism and “a steady increase in deadly and violent assaults on cops” as good reasons for police departments acquiring MRAPs and other military gear.

Rabinovich also points to “violent anti-government groups and individuals” who are“targeting cops as scapegoats” as another factor that justifies the use of militarized vehicles.

At no point does Rabinovich cite any actual studies showing violence against cops is on the increase, nor does he provide an example of any “anti-government group” that has launched a violent attack on police officers.

“The American law enforcement officer is expected to be able to work problems ranging from a traffic stop, noise complaint, or a domestic, to a terrorist act, mass murderer, or natural disaster. While your local town may or may not respond to terrorists planting explosives during a mass gathering event, a barricaded gunman or hostage situation is quite plausible scenario, and tools such as an MRAP will prove indispensable when that time comes,” writes Rabinovich.

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“Police work isn’t becoming increasingly dangerous, even with the supposed corresponding uptick in “domestic and international terrorism,” points out the MassPrivateI blog.

“Rabinovich must know this assertion won’t hold up because he adds the ridiculous claim that attacks on cops are ignored by much of the media or never reported at all. The exact opposite is the truth. In addition, the number of officers killed or wounded by civilians is a stat tracked by nearly every law enforcement agency. Civilians killed or wounded by police officers are stats tracked by amateurs, despite the fact that the DoJ has ordered these numbers to be reported annually — an order that has been mostly ignored for the last thirteen years.”

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  • Phasung Baccam

    It time fight back against agressivor we cant just stand their looking like stuck on stupid no more

  • useless eater

    Officer Rabinovich doesn’t “cite” shit. He makes a bare faced claim substantiated by nothing. But what would you expect from someone trained to lie.

  • Laura W

    It never ceases to amaze me how police departments are always
    saying how they don’t understand why people aren’t more sympathetic when a
    police officer is injured or killed. Well it is their fault. Social media has
    exposed their brutality towards people and their pets on a daily basis and with
    everyone armed with a camera they will continue to be exposed. Their own
    actions have desensitized people to what happens to them—-and for those who
    aren’t yet desensitized it is just a matter of time. Police openly break the law
    without consequences daily as evidenced by all the available video online and
    they wonder why they are not given any respect. You have to give it to get it.

    A policeman used to be someone you could look up to and go to for help but not
    anymore. Now people tend to take care of themselves rather than call the police
    due to their lack of trust in the police. I have known some very good policemen
    in the past but can’t say too much about now. I keep seeing the words “Police
    State” used to describe people’s respective police department which doesn’t
    bode to well for policemen. Again you have to give respect to get it…….

  • f.x.koch

    But WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT !

    • Irwin Leonardo

      so you use force to solve your problems then?

      • Justin Ballen

        Damn right we do. And if you disagree, we’ll kill you

  • wikkid

    NO (WE NEED) MILITARIZED VEHICLES TO DEAL WITH YOU FUCKING CHILD MOLESTING TRIGGER HAPPY CLOSET DICK SUCKING FAGGOTS,.. THIS POST IS NOT AGAINST ANYONE WHO IS GAY OR ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE I BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MARRY WHO YOU WANT AND LOVE WHO YOU,.. REGAURDLESS OF WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

    • oooooh

      That’s cute, someone taught you how to use words. Grammar is next, hang in there, little buddy!

  • Irwin Leonardo

    True Anti Governments groups uses logic and reason to persuade and not force.. force which apparently how governments solve issues.

  • Rusty Bucket

    Rabinovich sounds like a shit salesman with his jowls packed with samples!

  • Charles Mitchell

    This depends on your definition of ANTI-GOVERNMENT! If he
    means the “criminal” protestors & looters in Ferguson, MO. or the terrorists
    of ISIS that may bring terrorists acts to our shores, the police do need them! IF
    he means people that actually believe in the Constitution and may or may not be
    willing to fight for what the Framers of our Constitution meant then I would
    say NO they don’t need them. This is a simple matter of PERSPECTIVE!

    • Susan Solomon

      I agree

    • bdub

      ISIS!? HAHAAHAHAHAHA

  • f.x.koch
  • David L Grabill

    what about dealing with the threat of cops out of control, stealing, raping, murder, lying, extortion, and many more crimes that they commit and get away with. police do not need military gear they need accountability or banned