Florida Cops Use Armored Vehicle For Routine Traffic Stop, Assaults Civilian For Flipping Them Off 

PicturePictureDeputies from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Dept. are wearing military-like uniforms and using armored vehicles to conduct routine traffic stops.

Gainesville Cops Using Tank For Traffic Stops from Greene County Herald on Vimeo.

It is hard to imagine that this surreal story does not originate in a nation run by a violent warlord (or maybe it does), but it actually comes from Florida, where Lucas Jewell, a resident of Gainesville noticed local members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department were riding through town in a tank-like armored vehicle that appears to be a Lanco BearCat, an armored personnel carrier intended for military use.

As Mr. Jewell believes that this is a gross abuse of taxpayers’ dollars and is opposed to the militarization of police, he found this display of military hardware on public roads offensive and showed the individuals in riding in the tank his middle finger and proceeded to continue on his journey.

The deputies from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department had other plans; they followed Mr. Jewell closely for several blocks and then decided it to pull him over in an attempt to punish and intimidate him. Read MorePicturePicture

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