Group Protests Warner Robins Armored Vehicle Purchase

9:49 AM, Sep 22, 2013   |    comments
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A small group of protesters gathered outside Warner Robins City Hall, Saturday morning, to boycott the city's potential purchase of an armored police vehicle.

City council approved the purchase of an all-terrain armored response vehicle in July.

The city is hoping to buy the $250,000 Lenco Bearcat vehicle with a federal grant.

The protesters say they don't think the city needs a piece of equipment that's typically used in military fashion.

"This is an escalation of tactics. I don't want to see an escalation of tactics. I don't want to see law enforcement injured. I don't want to see civil rights violated. I just don't want to see the escalation," said Jason Patrick, organizer of the protest.

13WMAZ asked Warner Robins Police Chief Brett Evans his thoughts on the group of protesters, and their concerns. He says they're "The same people that keep coming to city council meetings and they don't deserve any attention. We won't be anywhere near it, nor giving them the time of day."





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