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Homeland Security Gives UC Berkeley Grant to buy Armored Response Counter Attack Truck

Campus Reform - The University of California - Berkeley Police Department has acquired a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase an 'Armored Response Counter Attack Truck.'

The eight-ton vehicle, commonly referred to as a 'Bearcat,' is used by U.S. troops on the battlefield and is often equipped with a rotating roof hatch, powered turrets, gun ports, a battering ram, and a weapon system used to remotely engage a target with lethal force.

Lt. Eric Tejada, a spokesman for UCPD, said the university plans to use the vehicle along with neighboring counties in dangerous situations that could involved heavy weapons.

Our tax dollars at work.

[Published: 2012-07-03]


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