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Cop or Soldier? Take the Test see if you can tell them apart

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posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Bilder
 

Score was 12/21: Fair.

I know very little about military or police forces. Average IQ.

I mostly just looked for camo and whether there was any military-looking things. I've seen movies on the internet and on TV so I was looking for those things to identify soldiers.

If I voted 50/50 I could get the same score easy so... without M1 Tanks or A10's in the background or something like that I really cannot see the difference at this stage.

9/11 and the mass shootings have somewhat militarized the police, I think. Hard to blame them. Would you want to face a mass shooter (wearing body armor) with only your police-standard pistol? So not only can he potentially pierce YOUR body armor, but your pistol might be ineffective against his body armor? I know the semi-automatics available don't pack a military-grade punch, but it's still deadly.
edit on 7-9-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)


Perhaps specialised teams should be kitted out for mass shooters etc but to kit out the average cop like in the pictures is just intimidation plain and simple and shows a mindset in govt that clearly isn't Constitution freindly




posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 02:04 AM
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SWAT pretending its DEVGRU or DELTA is just adorable.

When soldiers are fired upon they return fire and push forward. When police are fired upon they Back the F*** up and run away...(Remember WACO?)

I worked in Executive protection for 5 years, and received as much training or more than your average SWAT guy. Along with Military training (infantry).. I worked with police often while in security and while some of the SWAT guys were pretty cool, it seemed that a disproportionate number were exceedingly cocky when they didn't need to be, the sign of an idiot.

I witnessed something in 2009 which requires me to henceforth refer to SWAT as COSPLAY COPS.
Just because you didn't make the cut in SFAS or Bud's, or the military in general, doesn't mean you can live your fantasies in Miami-Dade SWAT.........(Or does it?)

Sadly I'm afraid, it means exactly that, It's ridiculous, really. Next time your dog craps in the park and you dont bring your Pooper scooper, You'll have 20 SpecOp's wannabes deploying out of Littlebirds, popping out of the bushes in ghillie suits, just to put the boot to your throat. * chuckles...

Long live the COSPLAY COPS...

edit on 9-9-2013 by snowen20 because: Because you dont fast rope out of MH6....you deploy. derrrrrrr.. lol



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 04:39 AM
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snowen20
SWAT pretending its DEVGRU or DELTA is just adorable.




I wouldn't call it adorable
More like deplorable



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 04:57 AM
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I got them all correct except for the one where the "cop" has the M60. I'm really suspicious of that image, police get nice weapons, but an M60 is not the type of weapon useful for police activity at all. It's for laying down large volumes of cover fire and spraying the enemy, not something police should EVER be doing.

I don't have a problem with military weapons in the hands of police officers. If they have to face armed people, they should be at least as well armed as the criminals. M16s, MP5s, shotguns, pistols, even some high-caliber sniper rifles are legitimate weapons for a civilian police force to have. An M60 is not. It's akin to police using grenades, it's not something that has ANY legitimate use for a police force.

I've also never once heard of a police department using M60s, I'm really thinking that picture is not a cop, but in fact a member of the military. Maybe they were trying to be clever, and the guy is a cop who joined the military, so technically he would be a cop, but that's not his police weapon.

If anyone can show any proof that any US police departments have access to M60s I'll eat my words, but I would bet a six-pack that is NOT a cop.

And no I'm not just being cranky because I got one wrong



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 05:56 AM
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I got them all correct except for the one where the "cop" has the M60. I'm really suspicious of that image, police get nice weapons, but an M60 is not the type of weapon useful for police activity at all. It's for laying down large volumes of cover fire and spraying the enemy, not something police should EVER be doing.

I don't have a problem with military weapons in the hands of police officers. If they have to face armed people, they should be at least as well armed as the criminals. M16s, MP5s, shotguns, pistols, even some high-caliber sniper rifles are legitimate weapons for a civilian police force to have. An M60 is not. It's akin to police using grenades, it's not something that has ANY legitimate use for a police force.

I've also never once heard of a police department using M60s, I'm really thinking that picture is not a cop, but in fact a member of the military. Maybe they were trying to be clever, and the guy is a cop who joined the military, so technically he would be a cop, but that's not his police weapon.

If anyone can show any proof that any US police departments have access to M60s I'll eat my words, but I would bet a six-pack that is NOT a cop.

And no I'm not just being cranky because I got one wrong


projectvxn who has posted on the first page is very well versed on this subject and he believes its a cop



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