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originally posted by: feldercarb
After reading all of the posts on this thread I feel most of you have missed the intent and meaning of what the NYPD has said. You have fallen for the rhetoric and missed the meaning. What has been said in between the lines is that the police will now be going into more of a shell. The police will not be putting themselves at risk.
Starting IMMEDIATELY: At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be.
IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. These are precautions that were taken in the 1970′s when police officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis.
Really? Because mankind in wartime do not hide in shells. The OP post of youtube video implies exactly the opposite with this caption: Because citizens are more obedient when they're outgunned. Time will tell if they are taking this approach (from OP link) or not.
originally posted by: RoScoLaz4
a reply to: jude11
that's unfortunate terminology. not to say wildly over the top.
originally posted by: Aazadan
War is a good thing. In a war you have rules of engagement. You're only allowed to attack the enemy. You're not allowed to preemptively arrest and detain people. You're not allowed to point loaded weapons at innocent civilians while threatening to kill them.
If war means to the police department what it means to our soldiers, they'll downgrade the use of force now.