posted on May, 10 2012 @ 11:41 PM
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
Of course I read the article. But I admit, I have never been to London so no I don't have the foggiest idea. But in a metropolitan population that is
for the most part unarmed. is there really a need for your police to be patrolling the streets with that kind of fire power, and concealing their
The Police do not "patrol the streets" like that at all. That was armed Police, which account for less than 1% of the force, responding to a
situation where a man claimed he had an explosive device strapped to his chest and was holding hostages.
The "concealing" faces is actually a practical thing. Those masks will be fire retardent, much like the anti-flash gear our sailors wear, to protect
them from petrol bombs, explosives etc.