"..."They couldn't light it up with a flashlight to verify the numbers, because that would put them at a tactical disadvantage, he said..."
Who says you need flashlights? Just walk across the lawn in pure darkness and read the number on the side of the house or on the mailbox...there is enough ambient light in virtually any part of our country to do that.
On second thought...nah. Just point loaded rifles at completely innocent people instead. All citizens should know by now to use glow-in-the-dark paint on house numbers or to illuminate them with 500-watt spotlamps around the clock. [/sarcasm]
~ Blue Jays ~
Yeah, maybe we should all have glow in the dark license plates also, and have 5 foot numbers on the side of our houses so the cops can see them better, or an audio that would anounce the street number every 30 seconds, that might work.
What about us that don't have street numbers? }:^)