According to the National Post, a growing number of Canadian police forces are receiving military-grade armoured vehicles. The RCMP stated that these vehicles are to be used only during “critical incidents” and “should not be deployed or used for crowd control.” Possibly due to the events escalating in Ferguson, not everyone is impressed.
“It doesn’t seem to me like a big step toward militarization of this organization. It’s just providing the basic tool that members need to do their job and protect the public,” Byron Boucher, an RCMP assistant commissioner, said.
He said five RCMP tactical armoured vehicles from as far as Ottawa were deployed to Moncton, N.B., in June during the hunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of three Mounties from the Codiac detachment.
|The Unintended Consequences of Online Key Duplication Services|
|Human Smugglers Are Making Handsome Profits and Are Not Concerned About Safety|
|20-year-old robber routed by 60-year-old veteran|
|3D Printed $10,000 House|
|“Facebook played a 'determining role' in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims.”|
|“The Pentagon’s relatively quiet tip-toe into converting the U.S. Armed Forces to a machine-majority force.”|
|Future Horizon's Plasma Lightsabers|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“New green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world.”|
|“Clearly, no one is going to build weapons that have sufficient general intelligence to, for example, decide and execute a plan to take over the world.”|
|“Contains all the same components as cow’s milk, [...] but doesn’t use any animals in its production process.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Amazon Paid No Federal Taxes In 2017.”|
|“Traditional path to economic growth may close to all but a handful of developing countries.”|