Skip to comments.NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?
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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They bought stuff from libya?
And who is going to make the call??
Maybe they bought some stingers from K-Daffy.
“” 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.
Youze guys nevuh hoid uv zip guns?
Just like Bloomberg to give his cops stingers but refuse to let residents keep shotguns in their apts. Freakin’ nazi.
I’m thinking they have a .50 rifle ‘cause everyone knows that one of those bad boys can shoot down a plane.
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.
And imagine how long it would take them.
Where in New York City is the plane that NYPD shot down going to fall???
Libs, why say anything? Morons.
It has something to do with The Donald, blue tights and a Cape. Can’t say more now...they are watching me.
Their first target to be shot down will be a Cessna or Piper.
Peons and their questions. You would think that they knew by now...
Kelly's doing a hell of a job.
NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?
Maybe it's a bare wire in a fuel tank.
Sunny Surplus Redeyes.
Wouldnt you out of towners like to know?
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!
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.
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?
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.
Wondered what happened to Libyas ground to air rockets.
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.
Mayor Broomberg has a Witches Broom to sweep evil out of the Big Apple!
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.
Heard a 50 cal. that would do it.
The ATF is having a sale at the border.
Maintenance on the Nike’s would be very expensive.
Stingers it is.
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.
Expensive, yes. But have you seen the tax structure for NYNY? Holy taxpayer fleecing, Batman!
“Contents: One (1) Acme plane-shooter-downer”
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.
Schumer’s ego would be great plenty to do the job...
Hizzoner is as full of crap as a Christmas goose. IMHO.
Read tag line. In this case I never envisioned a municipality having this capability, either Im sure did the founding fathers.
Even if they didn’t, they should say they can.
Heard a 50 cal. that would do it.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star DHS Knows Who You Are!
“Yesterday NYPD commissioner Kelly blasted all over the press that NYPD could take out a plane if needed. Im thinking Cool! Now we have militarized the Police in New York. With their honest and upright reputation, Im 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?”
Oh, that was evil.
Thanks for the laugh!