Terror alerts in London, 9/11, Katrina, wars everywhere: the world's a scary place, so this police force outfitted itself for this new world order. Only trouble is, said police department isn't in the line of fire the way Beirut or New York, London or Washington are. It's in Germantown, Tennessee, where a $184,000 urban-assault hoopty is apparently worth every penny (of Homeland Security dollars). The 37,000-person town outside Memphis isn't the first to get a Lenco Bearcat: Yuma, Sant Fe, and Middletown (WI) now have identical DHS-funded armored vehicles.
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