No civilian police force in the United States should ever have this kind of equipment. It’s only purpose is the oppression of the civilian population. Thomas Jefferson is rolling in his grave right now.
Yes, DHS is a civilian police force for use domestically. That means it is not meant to fight an outside enemy but an enemy right here at home. The United States civilian population would never have tolerated this before the “war on terror”. Now we will accept just about anything in the name of security. I wonder, is this what Bin Laden and company had in mind all along?