Ohio State University has gotten national media attention for something other than Gordon Gee’s excessive compensation and the football team’s diminished prospects following quarterback Braxton Miller’s season-ending injury.
The university’s police department has recently acquired a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protection Vehicle through a program that distributes surplus military equipment and supplies not only to local police departments but also to campus police departments.
This is what a Mine-Resistant Ambush Vehicle looks like:
University spokespersons have offered various explanations for why this acquisition was necessary, but none of those explanations has been completely convincing.
In 2008, George Grayson’s seemingly unrelated article “Los Zetas: the Ruthless Army Spawned by a Mexican Drug Cartel” [http://www.fpri.org/articles/2008/05/los-zetas-ruthless-army-spawned-mexican-drug-cartel], was published on the ENotes blog of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The article includes the following paragraphs:
“Los Zetas have set up camps in which to train recruits aged 15 to 18 years old, as well…
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