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Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office Holding Meeting To Discuss Military Equipment

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The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office will host a meeting Thursday to discuss its military equipment policy.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at 1850 Muir Road in Martinez.

The Sheriff’s Office will discuss its 2022 report on its military equipment, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Assembly Bill 481, approved by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021, requires law enforcement agencies to obtain approval from a governing body like a Board of Supervisors to purchase, obtain and use specified military equipment.

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The latest report on the types, quantities, and costs of military equipment the Sheriff’s Office has acquired and used in the past year is available at https://bit.ly/436v30C.

23 comments


Concord Grape June 28, 2023 - 8:58 AM - 8:58 AM

A water cannon should be included for crowd/sideshow control.

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Ricardoh June 28, 2023 - 9:59 AM - 9:59 AM

If the price is right and they need let them but it.

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Dawg June 28, 2023 - 10:02 AM - 10:02 AM

I remember a time when police didn’t have to wear a bulletproof vest, and all they needed was a billy club to subdue the bad guy. Times have changed, now days, just about every bad guy and gal are carrying a gun, and aren’t afraid to shoot at a cop. The police need everything they can get, so just give them what they need.

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nytemuvr June 28, 2023 - 10:13 AM - 10:13 AM

@DAWG….And Barney only had one bullet in his shirt pocket, yeah, those were the days my friend.

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WC---Creeker June 28, 2023 - 10:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Get some stuff, scare the bad guys.

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Angry American June 28, 2023 - 10:55 AM - 10:55 AM

Anything these folks need to do their job is fine with me along with the proper training to effectively and consciously use them. Times have changes and it seems more often situations that reflect the wild west tend to occur. These people need the tools to address these situations. The words “Military equipment” are loosely used “Black and scary doesn’t mean military to the military” and I think you would be hard pressed to find any of this stuff actually used by the military outside of military police as they are a police force.
Just remember Governor Grease Ball considers the AR-15 a military weapon and I am sure it is standard issue in police cars but you would never find one in the military.

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Badge1104 June 28, 2023 - 11:45 AM - 11:45 AM

The governor is high on hairspray fumes!
He’s in orbit!

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Angry American June 28, 2023 - 12:44 PM - 12:44 PM
American Citizen June 28, 2023 - 11:01 AM - 11:01 AM

Discuss repealing the Hughes Amendment and allowing us to buy the same guns they get. After all, PD are civilians just like us. Why should they have special privileges.

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Original G June 28, 2023 - 11:33 AM - 11:33 AM

Oh wonderful, . . . . . . . woke STUPIDITY of antioch is spreading.

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Badge1104 June 28, 2023 - 11:43 AM - 11:43 AM

I fully support the purchase of old military equipment. It’s a bargain and makes economic sense. I’m tired of hearing about the people that worry that the police will become like a military. After all it was a military piece of equipment that the Florida police used when they saved all the people from the gay nightclub that were being shot by a gunman! Dozen died, but a hundred survived because of this ex-military equipment. I found it so ironic that it happened in the same month that then President Obama was talking about banning the purchase of such equipment by police departments. But this was a perfect example where it saved lives. I’m going to be watching our elected officials and they better make the right decision or else I will vote them out. Yeah, let Berkeley say no to this and become an even worse place to live. But don’t push this false witness on our communities.

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Exit 12A June 28, 2023 - 11:54 AM - 11:54 AM

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Real Americans want law enforcement staff and public safety responses to be equipped with the best equipment possible… regardless if the equipment is military-spec.
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FPN June 28, 2023 - 12:28 PM - 12:28 PM

Give them heat seeking missiles. Give them drones. Give them whatever it takes.

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yoyohop June 28, 2023 - 7:38 PM - 7:38 PM

“give them drones…whatever it takes” ….sounds like the kind of rationale Obama would have used for drone striking all the civilians when he was in office – if the media would have ever had the courage to force the question.

Once people accept police armed like soldiers, it will be a short step before they accept real soldiers – say NATO peacekeeping forces – for example. At which point will the US really be autonomous?

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Martinezmike June 28, 2023 - 2:03 PM - 2:03 PM

So we should blindly back the blue? Law enforcement has been going woke for years. Like teachers, like, medicine, like government. I don’t trust them.
It’s a different country now. Your fantasy Mayberry ain’t coming back.

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WC Legend June 28, 2023 - 2:49 PM - 2:49 PM

100% this

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domo June 28, 2023 - 3:46 PM - 3:46 PM

Which military equipment? …. need more info …conceptually yes, but maybe with limitations depending on what the plan is – but then again, we’ll probably never know

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Abe June 28, 2023 - 4:28 PM - 4:28 PM

I can understand why Police believe they need more and better equipment. They are called upon to keep the peace in a society that released violent criminals back to society after they are arrested for violent crimes.

How about prosecuting and jailing criminals and keeping them out of society?

Or is that too much to ask?

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yoyohop June 28, 2023 - 4:54 PM - 4:54 PM

Police should live in the community they serve and they should not resemble an occupying army.

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frank June 28, 2023 - 9:31 PM - 9:31 PM

Yo-yo
Know any cops that want to live in North Richmond?

The Fearless Spectator June 28, 2023 - 7:56 PM - 7:56 PM

I’ve been looking at one of those really cool bobbed deuce and a half’s. Now that CCC has enthusiastically welcomed the criminal element, it may be the safest vehicle with which to head to dinner at Ruth’s Chris. Of course it may confuse the parking valets with that third pedal thing…….

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Throw The Book... June 28, 2023 - 9:49 PM - 9:49 PM

One always needs the proper tools to do a proper job. Cleaning up 50 years of suppression of the police will be a Herculean effort. Open the coffers and fund police with more firepower than the perps, best of all equipment. If one follows society’s rules and is a decent citizen then you will have no fear.

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anon June 30, 2023 - 6:35 PM - 6:35 PM

These were the same police who locked up people for going to church doing Covid. They arrested people for not wearing a useless, cloth mask while those people attempted to purchase food. These same people will do anything for their pensions – their pension is more important than your constitutional rights. You know it’s true, so do they.

Just remember the lockdowns. They became merciless enforcers for unconstitutional edicts, and they felt like they were heroes doing it. They did it once, they’d love to do it again.

Always remember how they acted during lockdowns. They all put on their jackboots, then put those boots on your neck.


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