posted on May, 7 2004 @ 09:20 AM
Originally posted by Satyr
...when the cops look and act just like military, just what is the difference?
The difference would be the mission. The mission of the
military is to fix and destroy the enemy. The mission of a police force is to enforce laws.
A few things I noticed in those pictures...
Woodland camo suggests to me that this is a relatively poor police unit, as woodland camo is so widely used that it can usually be picked up for free
by police, if they look around.
The guy standing in the back with the white T-shirt and the black helmet is probably the new guy that they didn't have a BDU top or camo cover for
his helmet. That's a question right there, though. Why would a police force want camo covers? Police aren't going to be sticking foliage in their
helmets to raid a drug house. A likely explanation for that could be that there is an ex-Army police captain that insists on the camo cover for no
other reason than the connotation a camo-less helmet carries.
The guy with the ball cap instead of the helmet is either a trainer, or some guy that just thinks he's the badass of the group and so uniform
standards do not apply to him. If this is the case, he's probably the guy that's always kissing the captain's ass that you see in the movies.
There's always one of those guys.
The guy with the full black cotton hood is a poser. What the hell is that guy going to do with that hood on? It's training, fella... Relax.
As for the group itself...
It's likely that whatever they were training for that day, they no longer remember how to do, and probably didn't shortly after they left the
training area. The person doing the training was most likely incompetent as well. I'm just talking statistical odds here. Cops aren't very good, in
general, tactically, unless they are part of a real swat team.
Why they would train in that part of town? So they could be able to respond most efficiently to any call they might get. Was that area generally in
the center of the town where you live? Another question... How long were you observing these cops? 10 minutes? 5? It looks to me like they are either
reading, or using a small piece of equipment with a display and buttons.