By: Diane Benjamin
Maybe Bloomington can acquire a tank next.
Tonight buying one of these is on the Consent Agenda:
This is a link to the documentation for this purchase: https://d2kbkoa27fdvtw.cloudfront.net/cityblm/ce402438fb1c517ffdd971eb63e404010.pdf
The cost is $249,229. Watch the first video at that link. It shows a military operation, the exact opposite of de-escalation.
I know the County Sheriff has been thinking about forming a SWAT team. Since Bloomington budgeted this purchase, maybe they are now the lead agency.
Will seeing a military vehicle on the streets make you feel safer? Maybe since Illinois has decided accused criminals deserve to be instantly released without bail this is the Illinois’ future.
I wonder if a social worker will be riding along in the Bearcat?
No items are on the Regular Agenda so the meeting will be short. The documentation doesn’t say if the IT Department has figured out how to Live Stream the meeting from the BCPA either.