What possible reason would a university have for owning a mine-resistant, armor-plated vehicle? What are Ohio State students doing in their off-time? Have they been building IEDs in the college chemistry lab? Has the physics team been building anti-tank weapons? Maybe the shooting team has been using TOW missiles. Or do they just fear what the students will do when they finally see their tuition bills? Actually, it’s not funny, and the questions aren’t moot, when the first students get run over and killed by the massive military vehicle.
According to the Daily Caller,
The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has acquired an armored military vehicle that looks like it belongs in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Gary Lewis, a senior director of media relations at OSU, told The Daily Caller via email that the “unique, special-purpose vehicle is a replacement” for the “police fleet.” He called the armored jalopy “an all-hazard, all-purpose, public safety-response vehicle” with “obviously enhanced capabilities.”
Lewis did not specify exactly what previous mode of transport was replaced. …
The vehicle looks like an MRAP, which is the general name for an armored fighting vehicle designed to survive ambushes and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks. Lewis mentioned nothing about IEDs or ambushes in his email to TheDC. Instead, the school envisions a number of uses for the vehicle including “officer rescue,” “hostage scenarios,” “bomb evaluation” and active killers loose on campus.
The vehicle also boasts a “sniper perch” and it is ideal “for crew protection under threat of explosives and small arms fire.”
Maybe the people running the Liberal universities see what the uber-militarized Homeland Security is up to and don’t want to be left behind. What do you think?