".....chemical weapons such as tear gas, bayonets, and tanks." Does this mean the city will ban the officers from carrying OC spray? Other people have already commented about the "widespread" issue and usage of bayonets by the police. What about tanks? When I think of a tank, I think of a tracked vehicle, that is equiped with weapons, ie, the Abrams battle tank. Does any police dept in the US, have a tank? Are they going to ban armored vehicles, such as the Bearcat or the MRAP? If so, I hope that they go after Brinks, etc, and make them stop using offensive armored trucks. I mean, if you can't have an armored truck to protect people, then civilians don't need "weapons of war" to protect property! Our local sheriff's dept has a MRAP. This is a small, rural agency that serves over 850 square miles. No way that the county could afford to buy an MRAP. Not only has the "weapon of war" been called on barricaded subjects, but they have also used it to respond for high water rescues and post-tornado response. After the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989, you would think that having vehicles that are able to transverse almost anywhere would be a good thing. But, they are scary looking, "weapons of war", and we don't need any more hurt feelings.