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Bravestís gush hour: Streaming fire heroes aid cops (firefighters use water cannon on thugs)
NY Post ^ | December 7, 2011 | JOSH SAUL & KATE SHEEHY

Posted on 12/07/2011 3:22:33 AM PST by lowbridge

Cops who found themselves on the losing end of a fight with a mob of armed thugs in front of a Staten Island home were rescued yesterday — by firefighters shooting a water cannon.

“The crowd start[ed] to jump and start beating up on the cops,’’ one stunned Fire Department source told The Post.

That’s when a firetruck from Engine Co. 158 down the street from the Mariners Harbor home arrived, the source said.

Then one firefighter “got up on the deck gun, and he aimed at people’s legs and just nailed them with water and drove them back,’’ the source said.

It began apparently after a 15-year-old girl who lives in the home refused to take sides in an earlier fight at Port Richmond HS — and angry classmates and their gangster pals swarmed her family’s home, threatening her.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork; ny

1 posted on 12/07/2011 3:22:43 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

“The girl, who asked that her name not be revealed, said she suffers from a hole in her heart — and that the creeps even taunted her about that.

“They were saying, ‘You’ve got a heart condition — I’m going to hit you in the chest!’ ” she said.”

Shaking my head. Not surprised by anything anymore, but it still saddens me. Not a sliver of compassion or a spark of human kindness to be found here.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 3:42:25 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush

Amish?


3 posted on 12/07/2011 4:10:01 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Lion Den Dan

Yes the Amish strike again.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 4:12:08 AM PST by tlozo
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To: tlozo

Zombies. When the checks stop it will be on.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 4:22:05 AM PST by steveyp
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To: steveyp

Zombies. When the checks stop it will be on.


That thought crossed my mind too.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 4:43:47 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: lowbridge

Water cannons can be effective.
I was in Okinawa for the reversion riots of about 1969-70. We manned a water cannon in Naha Port to defend the main gate, it was fed by two 143’ ocean tugs equipped as fire boats. A lot of power. When rioters climbed the fence gate we not only blew them off but across a four lane highway.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 4:44:31 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: lowbridge

Congrats to the firemen. That looks like fun!

On another note, it appears that poverty and food stamps cause fat butts.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 4:49:06 AM PST by MichiganCheese (Barry's a fairy.)
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To: lowbridge

Savages. Should be eliminated from society. Period.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 5:07:38 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: R. Scott

Dang, I wish THAT was on youtube!


10 posted on 12/07/2011 5:30:01 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: lowbridge

This should be SOP for clearing OWS pukes out of parks.


11 posted on 12/07/2011 5:32:12 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: steveyp

“Zombies. When the checks stop it will be on.”

BLOAT.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 5:35:45 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03
This should be SOP for clearing OWS pukes out of parks.

Along with rubber bullets, tasers, and truncheons.

Let's see how dedicated they are to "the glorious cause of World Socialism" then!

13 posted on 12/07/2011 6:11:47 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: lowbridge
All in all
It's just a
Nuther day in the hood
14 posted on 12/07/2011 7:44:38 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Holder’s people


15 posted on 12/07/2011 7:45:14 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tlozo

Obama’s voters. The poor, the tired, etc.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 7:46:02 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: R. Scott
"When rioters climbed the fence gate we not only blew them off but across a four lane highway."

Brings a smile to me!

17 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:35 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: MichiganCheese; RightOnline

Poverty, food stamps, and fat butts. Johnson’s Great Society.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 7:49:28 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

We liked it too. Those riots weren’t like the gentle anti-war and race riots here in the USA, they threw Molotov cocktails and bottles of acid.
When we cleared the gate area I had the crew wash down the President Hotel across the street. The manager was a friend and the building had some soot buildup from ships in the port illegally blowing down their stacks. That water cannon had range.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 8:50:57 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Travis McGee

Long before the internet or digital cameras. I often wished we had the technology back then we have now. I’m sure that even as busy as we were someone would have whipped out their iPhone and recorded it.
Heck, even a letter to or from home took over a week.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:11 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: R. Scott

I can only imagine. TUG BOAT water hoses - AWESOME!


21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:09:02 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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