"In the aftermath of the deadly Mumbai terror attacks, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has come out with guns blazing - with a plan to get all 1,000 rookie cops ready to use heavy artillery in time for New Year's Eve, The Post has learned.
The NYPD wants all 1,000 Police Academy recruits trained to use M4 automatic machine guns - which are now carried only by the 400 cops in its elite Emergency Service Unit - in time for the holiday celebration in Times Square.
The recruits currently at the academy will get three days of training to familiarize them with the weapon, police said.
The department also plans to train its 2,000 officers in the Organized Crime Control Bureau. They include narcotics, vice, gang- and auto-crime cops. That means five times as many cops will be able to use these powerful weapons as now."In the event of multiple terrorist attacks, these other units will be deployed to supplement Emergency Services," said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne."
Just what the doctor ordered. Thousands of poorly trained recruits and senior fat guys racing through a crowd of over a million with select fire carbines cranking on full rock & roll. Not that there's a chance in hell "multiple terrorist attacks" would happen in the Apple, real life isn't a Steven Seagal movie no matter what the Yellowstream Media happens to think, this is nothing other than a way to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to play soldier boy and prove to the peasantry that their upper class still enjoys oh so special rights and privileges while reminding them as to who's the boss.