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Now I don't suggest there *IS* anything nefarious about the training. If it's like Miami and Boston examples were, then it's going to be as much or more Helicopter operations in complex urban environments (with all the wind and air condition problems that brings) than anything else.
I'd also note..and this one is important....The high profile and witnessed operations in Miami with blackhawks playing touch and go off the side of sky scrapers came before..and perhaps related to...the raid on Usama Bin Laden.
Whatever the thinking or reason though... Tone deaf and BRAIN DEAD just don't do this kind of crap justice in describing. It's beyond all that. It's outright insane if keeping the public calm and relatively content is even remotely on the radar of the White House and military leadership.
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Police Department teamed with military special operation forces Wednesday evening to conduct multi-agency tactical exercises in the skies above downtown LA.
Many questioned what was going on Wednesday night as a Black Hawk helicopter and four OH-6 choppers – or “Little Birds” – flew over the city, at one point hovering just above the US Bank building downtown and later flying low over the Staples Center as the Lakers played inside.
Someone could be seen sitting inside an open chopper with his legs hanging off the side.
Sky9 spotted the Black Hawk in the dark, making what appeared to be a drop off at a park before quickly ascending back into the air.
Throughout the exercise, the five rotorcrafts were staged at Dodgers Stadium.
The LAPD said the purpose of the training was in part to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments.