And this

On the ninjafying of the police


Popular Mechanics has a piece (with scary photos) on NYPD’s terrorism unit. Key quote:

“The response we usually get is, ‘Holy s—!’” Nieves says. “That’s the reaction we want. We are in the business of scaring people–we just want to scare the right people.”

Well, you’re not going to scare me as long as members of your crew put their Aimpoint Comp red dot sights on backwards (which they’ve been known to do):

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3 responses to “And this

  1. What scares me a little is that they might try to shoot that way. Who knows what they might hit.

  2. Was that an NYPD officer who had his sight on backwards, or a small-town SWAT team officer? (And how did we get to the point that the phrase “small-town SWAT team officer” describes a real thing?)

    • Definitely not NYPD, I’m guessing that, like tanks for New Hampshire towns of 12,000, we’re observing what happens when you give billions of dollars to Homeland Security to distribute as it sees fit. Have you checked out Greenwich’s new $350,000, high speed “fireboat”, equipped to handle nuclear war, missing pets and everything in between?