NYPD to launch a beefed-up counterterrorism squad

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  1. dawg

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    The NYPD will launch a unit of 350 cops to handle both counterterrorism and protests — riding vehicles equipped with machine guns and riot gear — under a re-engineering plan to be rolled out over the coming months.

    The Strategic Response Group, or SRG, will be devoted to “advanced disorder control and counterterrorism protection,” responding to the sort of demonstrations that erupted after the Eric Garner grand-jury decision and also events like the recent Paris terror attacks.

    “It will be equipped and trained in ways that our normal patrol officers are not,” Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday.

    “It will be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and the machine guns that are unfortunately sometimes necessary in these instances.”

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    I bet normal officers are trained fine. This is just to expand Federal Government power.
     
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    Why would you even think this?? NYPD is not a Federal Law Enforcement agency. IF ANYTHING, if you are in favor of State's rights and smaller government, it is indicative of the fact that NYC has chosen to use it's own revenue to fund, train it's law enforcement officers in the way that THEY want!! It's a perfect example of an independent way a CITY has chosen to handle the issue of terrorism.
     
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    the guy in the background got a real sour look on his face