Cops Unleash Armored ‘Beast’ for Patrols

Michael Thompson, WND, January 11, 2013

Police in one Atlanta community are taking extraordinary measures to deal with heightened rates of violent crime–the unleashing of armored vehicles capable of withstanding bullets fired from AK-47s.

As reported by WSB Atlanta, police are using an armored vehicle normally reserved for SWAT teams to battle a series of burglaries and home invasions in a south Fulton County neighborhood.


Last week, a woman was shot multiple times during a break-in in the area. Police say the burglars fled in a stolen car and were able to escape when they jumped out and ran into some woods.

But the new unit is equipped with thermal imaging for such a scenario, officials said.

Police also said the armored car is meant to reassure residents. {snip}

MSNBC reported that police departments across the nation are acquiring the Ballistic Engineered Armored Response (BEAR) vehicle. With a price-tag between $190,000 and $300,000, the BEAR doesn’t come cheap.


For 2012, FBI data on violent crime showed that Atlanta is the eighth-most dangerous city in America.

The area where the BearCat G3 is being deployed is roughly 81 percent black.

WSBTV also reported that Fulton County resident John Hunter thought the move overkill.

“It’s a bit much. It’s not Afghanistan,” Hunter told the station.



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  • Pelagian

    The CSA could have used one of those when Sherman arrived in Atlanta.

    • AutomaticSlim

      They would have needed about 50 of them.
      Sherman had 60 thousand combat vets hell bent on destruction.

      They were pretty much unstoppable.
      Regardless of north/south allegiance, you have to admit,

      Sherman was one great General.

      • Flytrap

        Non sequiter, friend of a friend was speeding through GA on his way to FL from MA and got stopped by GA HP. HP, “Don’t nobody come through GA that fast.” MA Guy, “Sherman did.”

        Wish I knew the rest of the story.

        • Svigor

          He made the first part up, why wouldn’t he make up an ending, too?

          If you look at the casualty rates, you see that the South drubbed the North. The Yankees just had far more men and money.

      • StillModerated

        And Sherman’s cavalry had no problem roughing up the local bantus either. Sadly, total war, with its murder of non-combatants, raping and looting, and human-wave assaults became the norm.

        • Ironically, Sherman is buried in north St. Louis City (Calvary Cemetery), surrounded by chocolate city (fully vibrant) on all sides.

          • Svigor

            Where’s the irony?

      • JohnEngelman
        • AutomaticSlim

          “I’ve been where you are now and I know just how you feel. It’s entirely
          natural that there should beat in the breast of every one of you a hope
          and desire that some day you can use the skill you have acquired here.

          Suppress it! You don’t know the horrible aspects of war. I’ve
          been through two wars and I know. I’ve seen cities and homes in ashes.
          I’ve seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking
          up at the skies. I tell you, war is Hell!”

          – William T. Sherman

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I know.

      • Johnny Clay

        There are Serbians on trial in The Hague for doing exactly what that war criminal Sherman did.

    • newscomments70

      As with World War II, the US military fought for the wrong cause in the Civil War.
      Civil War: thousands of US and CS soldiers died and lost limbs to gangrene…so that 40,000 white women could be raped every year by blacks. Shouldn’t they have been working together to have blacks expelled from the country?

      WWII: Millions of white Europeans died and lost limbs…so that Soviet soldiers could rape millions of women in Eastern Europe and Germany, enslave Eastern Europe for 45 years, and so that Western Europe could absorb millions of Muslim/African immigrants who rape thousands of white women and children every year.

      Where are our priorities?

      • RisingReich

        blacks and muzzies love us now, right?
        My Dad is an American WWII vet, and even he now has noticed that White society pretty much went on the serious decline after the National Socialists surrendered.

        Wish there was a Reich to turn to these days.

      • Svigor

        Yes, America lost the so-called “Civil War” (I call it the War of Northern Aggression).

        • newscomments70

          I hear you, but you must remember that only a tiny percentage of Northerners alive today are related to whites who were involved in the civil war.

          • Svigor

            I don’t hold it against Yankees today, except insofar as they are proud of it.

          • newscomments70

            I don’t believe Yankees exist anymore. The term usually referred to descendants of the colonial English. The “old money” upper class consisted mainly of this group, as well. As a child, we did not revel in the fact of being “yankees”. We were too busy trying to escape forced bussing and violent minority crimes. We were actually more interested in confederate history. Many of us had confederate flags in our bedrooms, etc. My older brother told me that “White southerners are the only real Americans left”. He was right. You will find some limp-wristed, white liberals who gloat about the civil war, but I don’t really consider them human. At this time, we are divided into liberal, neo-conservative, and race-realist (traditional conservative).

  • Francis Galton

    No, it’s not Afghanistan. It’s worse than Afghanistan.

    The evidence is piling up that the moniker “war zone” is a literal (and not a figurative) description of inner city areas:

    1) 506 homicides in 2012 Chicago vs. 405 casualties in war-torn 2012 Afghanistan

    2) War zone doctors get their training in inner city hospitals:

    3) The militarization of domestic police forces continues apace, as this story illustrates.

    By the way, let’s take bets: is John Hunter AA or Section 8? The incongruity between John Hunter’s race/disheveled appearance and the housing stock in that neighborhood virtually guarantees one or the other is true.

    • Luis

      Correction, Francis:

      Chicago had 513 homicides in 2012. Of these:

      397 were Bantu

      86 were Hispanic-surnamed

      25 were Caucasian

      5 were Oriental/East Asian

  • Lewis33

    My hometown of 100,000 just got one of these recently…needless to say it stays “parked” and on the lookout in black majority areas.—nnobreakfast/

    • blight14

      Hey Lewis, my hometown! We moved across the river to Owensboro years ago and now reside in Louisville…..Evansville is a great city!

  • Puggg

    This thing has the most ironic and unfortunate name.

    • Svigor

      The Beast rides around in the beast; again, I’m missing the irony.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    What they need is Ed 209 from the original Robocop movie. And did you notice how big and expensive all of those houses are? Blacks have obviously taken over (and ruined) another nice area.

    • AutomaticSlim

      The Community Reinvestment Act in action?
      I wonder how many of those mortgages are under water right now?
      And how many of those homes will be abandoned?

    • The__Bobster
  • C_C_Conrad

    This sounds like a LOT of BS to me. There are hand held thermal imaging & night vision equipment devices for a lot less money.
    Jack’s War

    • Bill

      Somebody please enlighten him about the black penchant for sniping at cops and firefighters and such in black neighborhoods………not to mention use of molotov cocktails and such when highly agitated about an arrest made.

      • Persona non grovel

        A black sniper… Yes I believe I read of one, and his stepson. John Malvo was it? Seeing a black sniper was like seeing a dog that speaks in ancient Egyptian prose to his brood. Like seeing a neo-Nazi committing numerous crimes against the residents of 88% black Detroit and getting through the ghettoes blending in with the crowd. Meeting a black sniper would be like meeting a nearly impossible genetic offspring of a true Black Russian. A Liberian-Siberian. Is that combination out there? Maybe one in 50 million. While ou are correct about the Molotov cocktail and the “pot shots” that ghetto blacks would take at paramedics and firefighters, and also ambushes, a true black sniper trying to shoot from a long distance would be, well…. I think I’d have a better chance of hitting a million dollar scratch off ticket than seeing one of those.

        • Luis

          There was also a black sniper in New Orleans in the early 1970’s named Mark Essex. He shot at white people from a hotel rooftop in New Orleans, killing four or five (I believe); before he was finally shot by police.

      • C_C_Conrad

        Hmmm. Maybe.

    • LaShaniqua

      These things are repurposed Brinks armored cars sold by Brinks at $10 each to the police departments (Brinks will probably, of course, take the full depreciation value on their taxes). It may somewhat intimidate the stupid / lazy / unorganized thugs, but they’re really very poor vehicles for patrolling or urban operations. Maintenance is always frequent and expensive on these things so the cops won’t be able to operate them consistently. Unfortunately, expect the well-organized thugs (e.g., Bloods, Crips, MS-13) to take a page from the Taliban, stage an incident to provoke a response and the deployment of one of these, and then take it out with an IED just to prove a point. Meanwhile, the Army has thousands of MRAPs they really don’t know what to do with since they left Iraq, which might be better vehicles for the roles police departments seem to want to use them in. As a final note, big city police departments like New York, Philadelphia, L.A., etc. have had different types of armored vehicles for many years. They haven’t had any effect on the overall crime rate or severity, although they have been useful when used properly in isolated incidents, such as casualty evacuation under fire. They’re not going to replace squad cars, due to size, speed, fuel usage, etc. And with great respect to my brothers and sisters who have served our country in urban combat, as I have, if we’re at the point where we have to engage in urban combat with armored vehicles and automatic weaponry against large numbers of our own citizens, we’ve probably already lost the country . . . .

      • C_C_Conrad

        I am sure that MS13 will have no trouble getting a few RPG’s either.

      • Svigor

        That was my first impression, that these were just repainted, modified armored cars of the sort used by banks. They don’t make much of an impression from a strictly aesthetic/psychological point of view.

    • Joe Shamoe

      Thanks for your book “Jack’s War”. A good read and excellent for outreach to the bamboozled by the TV crowd.

      • C_C_Conrad

        Thanks for the complement. I have seen it work wonders with the “on the fence” crowd. Be sure to dig a little bit when you read it, there are a few hidden messages. Oh, by the way, a review at Amazon would not hurt.

  • Bill

    Hunter, it is EXACTLY like Afghanistan courtesy of the terminally stupid and uncivilized. Blacks. To clarify.

  • Dave

    I’ve been in Atlanta since 1986. It would take a while for me to list all the crimes, including murders, that I have personally encountered. I moved way out into the suburbs in 1996 to escape the plague but it didn’t matter – they followed! I now have enough resources to move my family away to another country – and I will do so as soon as I can make the arrangements. You guys can sit back and “blather” about how you hope to change the current trend but it is a pipe dream. The masses of asses have taken over and you will never see the light of day again! I apologize for being so negative.

    • Joe Shamoe

      You sound like a sober minded person with a healthy sense of self preservation. All the best in your future endeavors.

      For those stuck in this liberal globalist paradise it looks like some form of secession is the only viable solution at this point.

      • I agree. There is also an article I read on Gates of Vienna on how more and more Europeans are leaving Europe. Why? Because, for instance, in Brussels, an islamist has been voted in in one district that started a sharia friendly party. One good white man I think slapped him, and tempers are beginning to boil. I cannot blame anyone for wanting to get out of the USA. Russia has more promise now than we do.

    • Flytrap

      Move to the Northeast or West. Here in urban Boston, all the white folks sit around and talk about the need for diversity while making sure it can’t happen with zoning laws.

    • bigone4u

      Mind saying what’s a good country? We won’t tell.

    • storibund

      Best of luck to you, and I understand where you’re coming from…

      but it just really bothers me when whites ethnically-cleanse themselves.

      We’re doing the other side’s work for them. Somewhere… SOMEWHERE… we’re going to have to stop running, and make a stand.

      • Svigor

        Yeah, but until Whites get the message through their thick skulls, I think the aware among us are justified in looking out for #1 in the mean time.

    • newscomments70

      I’m curious to where you are relocating to. I am doing the same…but as i go through the process, I see that most first world countries have the same problems of the US.

  • kjh64

    I’d rather live in a neighborhood full of “wild beasts” literally than a Black neighborhood.

  • Flytrap

    What is so sad is that they would rather submit poor blacks to the dehumanization of these vehicles than call them out for their aberrant behavior. While I am no fan of black culture in general, they are here and this refusal to call them out and shame them while at the same time being willing to treat them like incorrigible wild beasts strikes me as cowardly and hypocritical.

  • StillModerated

    BearCat G3 is being deployed to an area that’s 81% bantu in order to make them FEEL safer. Thank you. I hadn’t had a good laugh all day!

    • Dr. X

      The problem is that before long they’re going to deploy this stuff
      against WHITES. With Obama and Holder and Valerie Jarrett trying to
      disarm whites and rape the Second Amendment, do you really think they’re
      going to use this stuff in only black neighborhoods???

      • RisingReich

        Don’t worry. If that’s the case White ingenuity will prevail. We’ll design IEDs and such to eliminate the BRA death machines no problem.

      • Joseph

        Just another aspect of the desensitization program.

  • bigone4u

    Expensive? Obama can pay for it by diverting some money away from Obamaphones, affirmative action enforcement, or any of thousands of other wasteful government programs.

  • Robert Binion

    Whomp ’em Geoawguh style!

  • Police in one Atlanta community are taking extraordinary measures to
    deal with heightened rates of violent crime–the unleashing of armored
    vehicles capable of withstanding bullets fired from AK-47s

    Since the AK-47 is basically little more than a ranch rifle with fancy plastic decorations, then this thing isn’t much of a “beast,” if it is said that it could withstand its fire. Like others in this thread, I take this thing as more bark than bite. (Sorry, Norm. I had to.) Or, just a really big instrument to plant psychological fear into the vibrant community.

    • snickle

      Just another toy for the Special operations Forces wannabees (cops).

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Maybe they mentioned the AK-47 because there have been incidents in that area involving them. These vehicles are a PR maneuver as much as anything, which says much of our urban areas… that people feel safer with a military type police in their neighborhoods. Who cares, urban America is one big no go zone for White America.

  • gemjunior

    I don’t understand how anyone cannot make the connection between blacks destroying whole areas. When cops need these things you know it’s insane They should have them in Chicago too. But the prospect of these demented libs trying to disarm law-abiding Americans should scare pople. Once we are deprived of the ability to defend ourself with firearms, we are as good as DEAD – with a decent amount of torture thrown in by these savages.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I’m not afraid of that; that’s just silly.

  • They already have these in South Africa and it’s not to police the white people from our street crime. The black community has no ability what so ever to police themselves. I downloaded a KSTP newscast (google minneapolis stories on ‘video’ and search for and read the comments) on how every Sunday night in downtown Minneapolis crowds and crowds of unruly people (on the video you’ll only see black causing mayhem) that cause violence, property damage, and lots of cash to be spent, i.e. our tax dollars just because this segment of the population just does not know how to behave.
    In Dallas, my brother lives a few streets down from a complex right after WWll to house returning vets, and now blacks live there. It looked well maintained and brother noted to me that if anybody commits a crime they are told to leave. I just thought, great, more baby sitting useless blacks.

  • Looks like a scene from a post-Apocalyptic movie.

  • gimmeMINESobamaphone

    i don’t see the humor…..$300,000 that could be used toward medical scientific advances to help people has to be wasted because these degenerate drug addicted blacks don’t have the intelligence, character, drive etc to work and contribute like white people. instead they sit around whining like babies that everybody is unfair and because of slavery they cant do anything and the world ows them. thats why they were taken as slaves because they are a weak cowardly people the world has to baby them. makes me ill

  • Hans Shneider

    it would be easier to neuter some young blacs.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    I’d like to see an actual bear rip through “minority” neighbourhoods.

    It would be fun to watch.

    After the humans in those neighbourhoods were properly disarmed, of course.

    So the bear could just go to town.

    Wouldn’t that be nice?

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Why not a surplus M-113? Some police departments have them.

  • newscomments70

    This reminds me of the home invasions in South Africa.

  • Fire Eater

    Atlanta, AKA “New Zimbabwe.”

    • IstvanIN

      Georgia is New Zimbabwe, Atlanta is New Harare.

  • Non Humans

    I have one very serious question about this APV… Does it shoot Job Applications?

    • Svigor

      Haha, nice.

  • JohnEngelman

    For 2012, FBI data on violent crime showed that Atlanta is the eighth-most dangerous city in America.

    – Michael Thompson, WND, January 11, 2013

    This is what I got from the link in that sentence:

    “In 2011, an estimated 1,203,564 violent crimes occurred nationwide, a decrease of 3.8 percent from the 2010 estimate.

    “When considering 5- and 10-year trends, the 2011 estimated violent crime total was 15.4 percent below the 2007 level and 15.5 percent below the 2002 level.”

    In other words, things are getting better. The crime rate is going down.

  • Chas No

    Armored vehicle for routine police patrols? The problem isn’t winning the fight, the problem is that there is a fight.

    • IstvanIN

      Well, cops traditionally drove full-size cars, and now that the last one came off the assembly line 1 1/2 years half ago they need something to replace the Crown Victoria.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I wouldn’t go into those areas of Atlanta without an armored vehicle and military-grade weaponry, would you?

    Armored military patrols on American streets mean the police have lost control. We are living in an occupied country now, a prison state. We have militarized police forces, SWAT teams with heavy artillery, drone surveillance, thermal imaging inside private homes.

    What’s next? The problem solver??



    Police State Pork.

  • shattered

    Correction: It’s all in an effort to stop black criminals from performing home invasions.

  • Jefferson

    I thought Atlanta was suppose to be a Black mecca of high I.Q middle and upper class Blacks. At least that’s what the liberal media tells me, that Atlanta is a city where Blacks have thrived and created a prosperous society.

    But it looks more like the ATL is one big ghetto.

  • shattered

    Imagine if Obama and Rubio have their way and 11 million illegals become legal. Cartels will be permanently embedded in the U.S. and crime will soar even as taxes go sky high to pay for them signing up for social services.