Thunder Bay – The Militarization Of The Thunder Bay Police Department 2

Last week, the Thunder Bay Police Department had a ceremony for its two new recruits held at the new courthouse.  I was watching the TBT NewsHour report on this event when I noticed the guys with the rifles.  You know the ones…the ones that are supposed to look like US Marines.

My question is why? What exactly is the Thunder Bay Police Department trying to tell us here?  Is the Thunder Bay Police Department a part of the Canadian Armed Forces?  When is the Thunder Bay Police Department going to get their first armoured personnel carrier?  Previous posts here and here

Below are some stills taken from that newscast..
police_310 police_756 police_1588below is the full TBT News broadcast for April 16, 2015 ….relevant footage at 9:55

"Ready Join U.S. Marines," Gary Borkan poster, as part of Lifelines story on recruitment posters. Photo by Gary Borkan
“Ready Join U.S. Marines,” Gary Borkan poster, as part of Lifelines story on recruitment posters. Photo by Gary Borkan

"Ready Join U.S. Marines," Gary Borkan poster, as part of Lifelines story on recruitment posters. Photo by Gary Borkan

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