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NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?
ABCNews ^ | 9/26/11 | Russell Goldman

Posted on 09/26/2011 6:11:05 PM PDT by LibWhacker

The NYPD is capable of shooting down planes in the event of another 9/11-style attack on New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday, but it's unknown exactly what weapons the police have at their disposal, and whether their arsenal includes surface-to-air missiles.

"The NYPD has lots of capabilities that you don't know about and you won't know about," Bloomberg told reporters Monday, echoing recent comments by police commissioner Ray Kelly.

"Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?" Kelly was asked by "60 Minutes" on Sunday .

"Yes," he replied, "I prefer not to get into details, but obviously, this would be in a very extreme situation."

It would have to be an extreme situation, given the danger of shooting down a large plane over a heavily populated area like New York City. It's also not entirely clear legally, whether cops -- unlike the military -- could shoot at an unarmed jet.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: down; nypd; planes; shoot
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1 posted on 09/26/2011 6:11:09 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

They bought stuff from libya?


2 posted on 09/26/2011 6:14:30 PM PDT by heiss
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To: LibWhacker

And who is going to make the call??


3 posted on 09/26/2011 6:14:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LibWhacker
Fear them for they have the wrist rocket of doom!

4 posted on 09/26/2011 6:14:51 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: LibWhacker

Maybe they bought some stingers from K-Daffy.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 6:15:10 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: LibWhacker

“” he replied, “I prefer not to get into details, “

New York Times Headline next week: NYPD has heat seeking anti missile system with sensors spread at fifteen locations to protect the city.

... The system schematics are posted on our science web site to inform our readers.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 6:15:10 PM PDT by garjog
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To: LibWhacker

Dumb...


7 posted on 09/26/2011 6:15:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LibWhacker
Step 1) eat a lot of these:


Step 2) go on plane
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That plane is going down!
8 posted on 09/26/2011 6:16:10 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: LibWhacker

Phasers!


9 posted on 09/26/2011 6:16:32 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LibWhacker

Youze guys nevuh hoid uv zip guns?

10 posted on 09/26/2011 6:17:32 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: LibWhacker

Just like Bloomberg to give his cops stingers but refuse to let residents keep shotguns in their apts. Freakin’ nazi.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 6:18:12 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: LibWhacker

I’m thinking they have a .50 rifle ‘cause everyone knows that one of those bad boys can shoot down a plane.

/sarc


12 posted on 09/26/2011 6:19:23 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: NativeNewYorker

UNACCEPTABLE!


13 posted on 09/26/2011 6:19:23 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: garjog

The NYPD does not need to have the capability of shooting down airplanes. If the city needs to be defended then it should be the military doing it.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 6:22:09 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And imagine how long it would take them.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Sacajaweau

Where in New York City is the plane that NYPD shot down going to fall???


16 posted on 09/26/2011 6:22:56 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: LibWhacker

Libs, why say anything? Morons.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 6:24:34 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: LibWhacker

It has something to do with The Donald, blue tights and a Cape. Can’t say more now...they are watching me.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 6:25:38 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: LibWhacker

Their first target to be shot down will be a Cessna or Piper.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 6:26:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Roklok

Peons and their questions. You would think that they knew by now...


20 posted on 09/26/2011 6:29:14 PM PDT by allmost
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To: LibWhacker
I like that Kelly responded "Yes" to the question - keep the muzzie scum worried. He should have said we have pig-blood-soaked bullets too.

Kelly's doing a hell of a job.

21 posted on 09/26/2011 6:29:59 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LibWhacker

NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

Maybe it's a bare wire in a fuel tank.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 6:30:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Now days calling someone a racist is like telling them there's a crumb on their chin)
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To: LibWhacker

Sunny Surplus Redeyes.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 6:31:06 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: LibWhacker
NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

Wouldnt you out of towners like to know?

24 posted on 09/26/2011 6:32:25 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: lowbridge

Yeah you country boys may take out the occasional squirrel or caribou (that’s what Whole Foods is for) but we city boys like to take out 777 jets from our apartment windows! Yeah baby! Wooooo!


25 posted on 09/26/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: LibWhacker

I never knew until the other day...that the DOE...has highly trained, and VERY GOOD sniper teams at every nuke facility in the nation.


26 posted on 09/26/2011 6:36:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: LibWhacker
I wonder if the Secret Service knows this?


27 posted on 09/26/2011 6:38:35 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: LibWhacker

In the 80s, the Navy developed and tested a Stinger mod that was mounted to and fired from a helicopter. Obviously NYNY doesn’t have a fighter plane (else we would have pics) but they are eat up with choppers.

My guess is this is what their latest toy is. Either that or they dug up some old Nike SAMs. Anyone else remember seeing the Nike sights up and down the east coast back in the 60s?


28 posted on 09/26/2011 6:43:00 PM PDT by wrench
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To: dead

Remember when Air Force One buzzed Ground Zero? Man, I hope the NYPD has notified all the relevant parties! From private planes to military planes to corporate jets, etc. I’m assuming it includes helicopters.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 6:43:30 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Wondered what happened to Libyas ground to air rockets.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 6:44:41 PM PDT by ully2
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31 posted on 09/26/2011 6:44:55 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: garjog
“he replied, “I prefer not to get into details, “

The cost of providing the amount of weapons, equipment, and personnel it would take to provide 360 degree protection from air attack for a city the size of New York City is the only "detail" New York tax payers should be interested in.

32 posted on 09/26/2011 6:46:45 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: driftdiver
NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

Well, in Orson Scott Card's Empire, I think the folks in NYC did it with EMP guns.
33 posted on 09/26/2011 6:47:52 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: LibWhacker

Mayor Broomberg has a Witches Broom to sweep evil out of the Big Apple!


34 posted on 09/26/2011 6:48:02 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: LibWhacker

NYPD = NY Pretty Delusional.

In theory you could give them shoulder fired SAM’s but that would be extremely foolish considering that the city freaks out at the drop of a hat. If this is true, I’d be very worried.

My guess is they have some kind of “plan” to use 0.50cal rifles or something like that.

A lot of big city police forces just like to “play army” with all of the “toys” bought with federal grant money.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 6:49:13 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: LibWhacker

Heard a 50 cal. that would do it.


36 posted on 09/26/2011 6:49:45 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: LibWhacker
It's also not entirely clear legally, whether cops -- unlike the military -- could shoot at an unarmed jet.

If they feel justified in shooting an unarmed person "brandishing" a cell phone, I think they won't have any trouble justifying shooting down someone brandishing an unarmed jet.
37 posted on 09/26/2011 6:50:27 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: LibWhacker
NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

The ATF is having a sale at the border.

38 posted on 09/26/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: wrench

Maintenance on the Nike’s would be very expensive.
Stingers it is.


39 posted on 09/26/2011 6:52:31 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: FreeAtlanta
There you go. That's what I was talking about in post #29 below. A LOT of notifications had better go out before the NYPD even thinks about shooting down anything.

Americans aren't used to these kinds of restrictions. I can see it now... Some totally innocent sightseer corporate bigwig flying over NYC and the next thing he knows... BOOM!... he's going down.

40 posted on 09/26/2011 6:54:10 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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41 posted on 09/26/2011 6:54:19 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: buwaya

Expensive, yes. But have you seen the tax structure for NYNY? Holy taxpayer fleecing, Batman!


42 posted on 09/26/2011 6:57:47 PM PDT by wrench
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To: LibWhacker

“Contents: One (1) Acme plane-shooter-downer”


43 posted on 09/26/2011 7:03:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: aruanan
If they feel justified in shooting an unarmed person "brandishing" a cell phone, I think they won't have any trouble justifying shooting down someone brandishing an unarmed jet.

Exactly. They've had too many "accidents." And don't forget, they don't believe "civilians" should have guns. Enough with holding the NYPD up like it's a model for the rest of the country.

44 posted on 09/26/2011 7:04:03 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: LibWhacker

Schumer’s ego would be great plenty to do the job...


45 posted on 09/26/2011 7:12:31 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: LibWhacker

Hizzoner is as full of crap as a Christmas goose. IMHO.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 7:15:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sacajaweau

Read tag line. In this case I never envisioned a municipality having this capability, either Im sure did the founding fathers.


47 posted on 09/26/2011 7:43:54 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: LibWhacker

Even if they didn’t, they should say they can.


48 posted on 09/26/2011 8:02:21 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: silentreignofheroes

Heard a 50 cal. that would do it.


That is exactly their proposal :

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – DHS Knows Who You Are!

http://ppjg.wordpress.com/

“Yesterday NYPD commissioner Kelly blasted all over the press that NYPD could “take out a plane” if needed. I’m thinking “Cool! Now we have militarized the Police in New York. With their honest and upright reputation, I’m bringing popcorn to the nightly news!” Alas, today we find out what those Billions of US Taxpayers dollars have gone for. A 2011 version of Barney Fife leaning out of a helicopter shouldering a .50 cal yelling “I can get’ em Andy! Swear – just a little closer!”.

So over there on the East Coast things seem to be piling up a bit. Something about getting “special patriotic papers” to fly on a plane that just might be in the sites of a .50 cal. What could possibly go wrong?”


49 posted on 09/26/2011 8:17:58 PM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: DTogo

Oh, that was evil.

Thanks for the laugh!


50 posted on 09/26/2011 8:22:55 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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