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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby Fancy » Apr 5th, 2017, 9:16 pm

Just wondering when a call is put into the police, what's the length of time a helicopter is able to respond.
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby FreeRights » Apr 6th, 2017, 6:26 am

MAPearce wrote:There's a rub... What's routine these days ?

Seems that the worlds is going to Hell in a hand basket depending who you'd believe and the excuse usually contains the words "out of an abundance of caution"...

Like ... "Out of an abundance of caution , the area around Ben Lee Park was evacuated by police today due to a report of a suspicious package left by the change rooms" for some kids forgotten backpack ..

But I'm still of the opinion that the chopper was in the sky for a simple reason and it showed up for something to do ...

For one, there is a distinct difference between using a helicopter in a barricade incident, and evacuating people from an area that may contain an explosive.
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby Atomoa » Apr 6th, 2017, 11:19 am

FreeRights wrote:Which is absolutely why one might doubt that the police would apply the use of a helicopter during something so allegedly routine.


Or - get this - perhaps the police have been escalating their use and application of force over the last 25 years.

It's not like the RCMP set up sniper positions and were strutting around a residential neighbourhood a few weeks ago with carbine rifles held high in the air - all over the same situation moreless.
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby MAPearce » Apr 6th, 2017, 1:56 pm

For one, there is a distinct difference between using a helicopter in a barricade incident, and evacuating people from an area that may contain an explosive.


Did they dispatch the copper chopper for the flaming bag of poo ???

I doubt it . Nor did they make a special call to the copper chopper to respond to this one . It just happened to be in the air at the time and they all thought " what the hell , lets have a look " IMO.

You're point is moot .
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby Atomoa » Apr 6th, 2017, 2:37 pm

MAPearce wrote:Did they dispatch the copper chopper for the flaming bag of poo ???

I doubt it .


No just the bomb squad.
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby Even Steven » Apr 6th, 2017, 2:46 pm

RCMP chopper is called to an accident:

What some people think happened:



What actually happened:


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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby What_the » Apr 6th, 2017, 7:20 pm

Was the suspect charged? Seems not unless I haven't heard.

Somebody lost their Shiite and freaked everyone out and an already airborne choppa (love it atamoa) responds.

Oveer kill.

RCMP's own chief voiced concern over militarization. Don't be so obtuse some of you
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby What_the » Apr 6th, 2017, 7:28 pm

The voices were talking. Edited my nonsense.
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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby Even Steven » Sep 29th, 2017, 9:28 am

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#207838
RCMP officers were caught out-gunned and "ill-prepared" to confront a gunman who targeted them on a warm summer night in 2014, a judge ruled Friday as he convicted the national police force of failing to provide its members with adequate use-of-force equipment and training.

Judge Leslie Jackson was harshly critical of how long it took the RCMP to equip its officers with carbine rifles ahead of the Moncton attack, which left three Mounties dead and two others injured.

"It is clear to me that the use-of-force equipment available to those members on June 4, 2014, left them ill-prepared to engage an assailant armed with an automatic rifle," said Jackson, a provincial court judge who presided over the Labour Code trial.


Oh my! RCMP officers do need better tools to deal with bigger threats? Who would have thunk it.

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Re: Military policing our streets

Postby Even Steven » Oct 27th, 2017, 6:05 pm

Having a rifle in their car saved these officers lives:



The Buckeye Police Department praised its 2011 policy that issued AR-15 rifles to all officers to have on the street, saying it "proved valuable" in the incident.


Jesus, this is some scary stuff.

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