Pelley: “Are you satisfied that you’ve dealt with threats from aircraft, even light planes, model planes, that kind of thing?”
Kelly: “Well, it’s something that’s on our radar screen. I mean in an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane.”
Pelley: “Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?”
Kelly: “Yes, I prefer not to get into the details but obviously this would be in a very extreme situation.”
Pelley: “You have the equipment and the training.”
A necessary ability in today’s world, or an example of the further militarization of the police?
I don’t know the answer, but that article sent a cold chill down my spine.
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[Source: NPR article, retrieved 9/26/11]