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Santa Cruz Police to Procure $250K 'Rescue Vehicle'
by Santa Cruz Police News
Monday Dec 8th, 2014 5:57 PM
As Americans across the country look to de-militarize their local police departments, following the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and the over-militarized response to the related protests that ensued, the Santa Cruz Police Department wants to spend $251,293 for the purchase of a regional emergency response and "rescue" vehicle.
Item number 13 on Tuesday's Santa Cruz City Council consent agenda proposes the city accepts a Homeland Security Grant to fund the $250K vehicle.

The City Council agenda report (see PDF) states:

"The Police Department and the Santa Cruz region have a critical need for a contemporary rescue vehicle to safely transport and deploy first responders to hazardous situations where public safety is jeopardized. A key function of this vehicle is the ability to safely extract injured and at-risk victims from a high-risk environment. The vehicle is designed to provide maximum protection for first responders and crime victims. It is intended for use in emergency events including, but not limited to life-threatening public safety events, natural disasters, mass casualty incidents, high-risk medical emergencies."

The Santa Cruz City Council will vote on the consent agenda at 2:30pm on Tuesday, December 9 in council chambers.
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we shut down city council over thisfuck the pigsTuesday Dec 9th, 2014 10:37 PM
SCPD males must have very small penisesbaristaTuesday Dec 9th, 2014 12:14 PM
Photo of the Vehicle?Brent Adams (posted by Norse)Tuesday Dec 9th, 2014 10:12 AM

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