Good grief, people!
First of all, the author of that headline is either ignorant or dishonest. Those aren't tanks. They aren't even remotely tanks. A real tank would eat those things for a snack. Heck, a WWII era tank would eat those things for light lunch.
Second of all, police departments of even a modest size often have an armored vehicle or two. Most of the ones I've seen are either light recon vehicles or security vehcicles that are decades old.
The fact that the author felt the need to try and sell a light armored vehicle as a tank speaks volumes for the credibility of the underlying conspiracy silliness.
I'm no fan of Obama, but you're going to have to to better than playing fast and loose with equipment descriptions to get me to believe he's planning some kind of take over.
Once upon a time there was a short bandy legged, hate filled, ranting rat bag, who couldn't even shave properly. Who with persistence blamed one section of society for all the countries problems. This same said diminutive reject from mainstream society gathered like minded and jaded personalties into his exclusive club for badly dressed dictators. This deranged little gargoyle had a serious defect which gave him gigantic thighs, which was a constant reminder to him that he was different and contributed to his bad self image. So our historical misfit found an ally in a chicken farmer who regularly led campaigns against rioting and dissenting chickens in his coup. After subjegating and reassimulating his wayward fowls it was time to move on to greater things!! These two misfits burned the midnight oil to make themselves appear normal to an unsuspecting society whilst gathering more moral bankrupt psychopaths to rally to the cause. So a uniform to bolster internal comradship was designed by Chicken Little and the badly shaven Hating Ranter. So to make our little ranter look normal all had to wear silly pants with room for thunder thighs! Now the ranting little bleeder looked normal! As everyone now looked stupid! Next on the agenda was to surround oneself with Catholics who were only on the surface rightious moral pillars of society, free thinkers whom were progressive enough to know when to be liberal in thinking when the times called for such a response. After all it was the 20th Century and science has replaced the need for a God! God could now retire and play golf with all the deceased priests and progressives of the past! We will call you if we need you! Here is your Gold Watch God! We have removed the hands and set the time zone to Eternity! Bon Voyage!! Next step, find a section of society that doesn't quite fit in with the New Wave Progressives! Start a campaign of villification, blame most of the societies problems on this group of malcontents! Start a smear and inuendo campaign.Next step reduce this groups rights to free speech and religious expression. Create the them against us syndrome. Stage rallies and infilltrate and cause disturbance at opposition rallies to demonize them, thus making it easier to remove their influence on society. In the background of these propaganda chess moves, create and arm a tactical, swift moving, peoples army and by stealth purchase arms and ammunition and light armoured vehicles, plus transport vehicles to move swiftly into action when sufficiently strong enough to subdue dissent. By this time the organised and directed hate against the moral villified minority won't find resistance to the arrest and transportation to holding areas of this treacherous, traiterous, problematic group. Disarmament of the general population is a priority to avoid bad publicity and world attention. Let us be seen as Humaniterians and Environmentalists so when it becomes necessary to execute the renegade subversives we can sprinkle their remains on our food crops and gardens and finally these subversives will be working for the Country that gave these sewer rats Truth! Justice and Curds and Whey! Nah!!! Couldn't happen!! After all it's the 21st Century after all! We are too sophisticated to go down that path aren't we??? What's on telly???