Via Justin Buist's Log, the Detroit PD has a shiny new panzerkampfwagen. I can see how resistance to antivehicular mines could be necessary in passing out parking tickets on the mean streets of the Motor City, but how the hell are you going to chase down a drunken speeder on COPS when your spiffy Armored Personnel Carrier could get dusted off by an asthmatic Yugo running on three cylinders?
Parenthetically, the Detroit coppers are short on Crown Vics and Motorolas, but somehow managed to loot enough forfeited asse... er, I mean, scrape up enough loose change to shell out a cool three quarters of a million dollars for their new toy... er, vital piece of law enforcement gear.
Below: The Detroit PD has recently announced a crackdown on jaywalkers.
Also of note, the ClickOnDetroit article referenced here clearly states that the vehicle has 20 wheels, confirming that Remedial Math 101 is still not required for a BA in Journalism.