Why does NASA need a SWAT team? To steal moon dust from retirees!
NASA's recent purchase of Armalite AR-15 rifles, documented on FedBizOpps.gov, is only the tip of the iceberg regarding NASA's equipment and capabilities. The space agency also has its own police department and round-the-clock SWAT team.
The purpose of all this security is protection from "troublemakers," as the agency states, as well as criminal investigations, which I will discuss shortly.
Some security is surely warranted to protect NASA's equipment and personnel. How much? I will leave that for you to decide.
NASA.gov describes its SWAT team in a post they titled, SWATting Trouble:
Along with the formidable force of standard security at Kennedy, a highly trained and specialized group of guardians protect the Center from would-be troublemakers. They are the members of the Kennedy Space Center Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and they mean business.
"We're here 24-7," said SWAT commander David Fernandez. "There's never a point when SWAT is not here, so we're ready to respond to something if needed at a moment's notice."
The SWAT team is equipped with helicopter(s) and armored Lenco Bearcat vehicles - priced at $250,000 each - both of which the agency enjoys taking selfie pictures with
Sources and more information:
PINE BLUFF, AR. (CNN) - Police in Arkansas say they shot and killed a 107-year-old man in a standoff. Officers were called out to a Pine Bluff home Saturday on a report of two aggravated assaults. Police say the 107-year-old suspect shot at officers through a bedroom door when they identified themselves.
( via policestateusa.com )
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