Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00I could not believe what I saw when I got my Port News. Where are we living, in another world? Armored vehicles? Who are we at war with? This is a great town – Port. Never did we need this. Ronnie DeMeo said that since Sandy we need them. And, also he said no cost to local taxpayers. Where did they come from? Drop from heaven? We all pay federal taxes. We have the best fire trucks in the eastern region. I have traveled from Maine to the Florida Keys, west to Hawaii. We have the best trucks. They can go through any flood.
What also bothered me was upgraded body armor and high powered rifles. If someone is in a store taking something, are the Port police going to show up in the [armored] truck with power rifles? What would President Obama say to this? He is fighting to take guns off the streets.
So many people have come up to me and asked if I read the paper. They know I write into the paper. No one likes what they saw. If you want these vehicles and rifles, keep it quiet and don’t scare everyone.
I cannot believe this passed through the Police Commissioner. Let the Port News know how you feel on this.