Boats Armed with Automatic Machine Guns to Patrol RNCSubmitted by P.Au.L on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:10
TAMPA, Fla. - Law enforcement agencies are planning to boost their patrols of Tampa's waterways during the Republican National Convention. The RNC will be held later this month on the city's waterfront. Federal and local law enforcement agencies say they'll saturate the waterway with armed boat patrols.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says machine guns and infrared technology that can pick up body heat are among the new tools being mounted onto boats for the patrols.