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(AP)   Apparently sometime in the past ten years the NYPD added anti-aircraft missiles to its arsenal   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 194
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2011-09-25 08:38:57 PM  
$20 says he thinks he can do it with a .50 cal sniper rifle.
 
2011-09-25 08:53:22 PM  
Well, NYFD has those little boats with those little squirter things.
 
2011-09-25 09:01:31 PM  
Giant taser.
 
2011-09-25 09:03:48 PM  
Inflatable World Trade Center.
 
2011-09-25 09:09:56 PM  

NewportBarGuy: $20 says he thinks he can do it with a .50 cal sniper rifle.


Someone doesn't know how much time and effort it takes to deploy a sniper team effectively.
 
2011-09-25 09:11:29 PM  
Also... "take down a plane" could also refer to a traditional takeover of an airplane on the tarmac that is held hostage. I'm assuming this is what he will say to clarify this. Or, we're now giving AA to police departments and that should terrify everyone.
 
2011-09-25 09:17:39 PM  
Spike strips attached to balloons.
 
2011-09-25 09:19:52 PM  
I don't believe him.
 
2011-09-25 09:25:35 PM  

Uncle Wiggly: Well, NYFD has those little boats with those little squirter things.


Just had this horrible vision of an NYPD gatling gun firing toilet plungers at an errant Cessna....
 
2011-09-25 09:28:14 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Spike strips attached to balloons.


That got a snort.

+1
 
2011-09-25 10:03:53 PM  
Unless they also bought an integrated air defense system, a couple stingers aren't going to help much.
 
2011-09-25 10:07:04 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Spike strips attached to balloons.



That or the airborne "pit maneuver"
 
2011-09-25 10:13:11 PM  
"Cory Lidle, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, was killed today when his small private plane crashed into a residential high-rise building on New York City's Upper East Side, igniting several apartments before pieces of the aircraft crashed to the ground, a high-ranking city official confirmed late this afternoon." (October 11, 2006, NY Times)

... maybe everything on the Intrepid still works: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
 
2011-09-25 10:14:18 PM  
Fly a police helicopter into it?
 
2011-09-25 10:15:10 PM  

b2theory: Unless they also bought an integrated air defense system, a couple stingers aren't going to help much.


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Buy 10, get one free!
 
2011-09-25 10:35:28 PM  

Amos Quito: Relatively Obscure: Spike strips attached to balloons.


That or the airborne "pit maneuver"


the brits kind of did that to V1s in WWII Link (new window)

//I knight myself sir buzz killington
 
2011-09-25 10:44:15 PM  
Duh. They needed a back-up plan to make sure 9/11 went off as planned.
 
2011-09-25 11:17:18 PM  
Assuming they actually have something, I wonder what the range is. Shooting a plane down over NYC might be as bad or worse than letting it crash.
 
2011-09-25 11:29:54 PM  

zedster: Amos Quito: Relatively Obscure: Spike strips attached to balloons.


That or the airborne "pit maneuver"

the brits kind of did that to V1s in WWII Link (new window)

//I knight myself sir buzz killington



From your link:

upload.wikimedia.org

"A Spitfire using its wingtip to "topple" a V-1 flying bomb"


Necessity is the mother.
 
2011-09-25 11:31:58 PM  

Mmmrky: Assuming they actually have something, I wonder what the range is. Shooting a plane down over NYC might be as bad or worse than letting it crash.



Damn right.

Except for the "hero factor", o'course.

/Politics FTW
 
2011-09-25 11:32:20 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Also... "take down a plane" could also refer to a traditional takeover of an airplane on the tarmac that is held hostage. I'm assuming this is what he will say to clarify this. Or, we're now giving AA to police departments and that should terrify everyone.


I can take down some names if that will help.
 
2011-09-26 12:47:12 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Spike strips attached to balloons.


It's been done (more or less).
 
2011-09-26 12:51:28 AM  
So......more WTCs? They seemed to take out those other planes.
 
2011-09-26 12:53:28 AM  
I thought this was part of the series the AP has been doing on the links between the NYPD and the CIA and the ethnic/religious profiling. I was wondering why I hadn't seen any of their articles greened on Fark. Oh well...
 
2011-09-26 01:44:37 AM  
Maybe they're going to install some giant mirrors on skyscraper rooftops to make some kind of city-wide, Archimedes heat ray?

Planes don't fly at night, right?
 
2011-09-26 02:26:31 AM  

penthesilea: So......more WTCs? They seemed to take out those other planes.


+1 you win many internets, even some arpanets and some fish nets
 
2011-09-26 03:11:16 AM  
Are they planning to shoot down a plane over New York City?
 
2011-09-26 04:16:48 AM  
One of those laser pointer thingies?
 
2011-09-26 04:46:54 AM  
Had I had advance knowledge of 9/11, and had a ground to air missile, I wouldn't be known as the hero who saved all those people at the World Trade Center.

I would be remembered as that asshole who shot down that plane, and killed all those people.
 
2011-09-26 04:57:35 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Also... "take down a plane" could also refer to a traditional takeover of an airplane on the tarmac that is held hostage. I'm assuming this is what he will say to clarify this. Or, we're now giving AA to police departments and that should terrify everyone.


They're letting alcoholics handle missiles? Live and let live?
 
2011-09-26 05:39:41 AM  

TommyymmoT: Had I had advance knowledge of 9/11, and had a ground to air missile, I wouldn't be known as the hero who saved all those people at the World Trade Center.

I would be remembered as that asshole who shot down that plane, and killed all those people.


well see if ya only have 1 missile, you shoot down the second plane.
 
2011-09-26 05:39:59 AM  

Occam's Chainsaw: Inflatable World Trade Center.


I feel really bad, but I laughed at that.

Relatively Obscure: Spike strips attached to balloons.


As did this. Thanks for the chuckle, guys.
 
2011-09-26 05:41:35 AM  
New York, you really need to stop this nonsense if you expect the rest of the country to take you seriously. I know you probably don't care what the rest of the country thinks, but it's kind of hard to maintain that smug sense of superiority when the image you're putting out is a decade of complete and total panic.

/yeah yeah, maybe not "New Yorkers", but the people you elect at any rate, so just stop doing that.
 
2011-09-26 05:43:08 AM  
They've had them even longer.

What do you really think happened to TWA 800 (new window). They knew there were aliens terrorists onboard, and shot it down before they became a problem...
 
2011-09-26 05:43:31 AM  

Occam's Chainsaw: Inflatable World Trade Center


very nice.
 
2011-09-26 05:44:27 AM  

Amos Quito: From your link:

upload.wikimedia.org

"A Spitfire using its wingtip to "topple" a V-1 flying bomb"


Necessity is the mother.


That is awesome.
 
2011-09-26 05:48:34 AM  
www.impdb.org

The LAPD is not impressed.
 
2011-09-26 05:49:42 AM  
To be fair, there are such things as MANPADs (not a male equivalent to a feminine hygiene product). So they could have some SA-7's bought on the black market or something.
 
2011-09-26 05:50:40 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [www.impdb.org image 500x283]

The LAPD is not impressed.


Heh. I wanted to post that ;)
 
2011-09-26 05:56:37 AM  
i bet you could narrow it down to between september 12 and october 30
 
2011-09-26 05:57:55 AM  

JagYui: To be fair, there are such things as MANPADs (not a male equivalent to a feminine hygiene product). So they could have some SA-7's bought on the black market or something.


thanks for playing. try again next time.
 
2011-09-26 06:14:11 AM  
Because when people think "competent enough to handle surface to air missiles", they think of the NYPD.
 
2011-09-26 06:15:34 AM  

AbbeySomeone: NewportBarGuy: Also... "take down a plane" could also refer to a traditional takeover of an airplane on the tarmac that is held hostage. I'm assuming this is what he will say to clarify this. Or, we're now giving AA to police departments and that should terrify everyone.

They're letting alcoholics handle missiles? Live and let live?


No. Liver and let liver.
 
2011-09-26 06:18:58 AM  

Coming on a Bicycle: AbbeySomeone: NewportBarGuy: Also... "take down a plane" could also refer to a traditional takeover of an airplane on the tarmac that is held hostage. I'm assuming this is what he will say to clarify this. Or, we're now giving AA to police departments and that should terrify everyone.

They're letting alcoholics handle missiles? Live and let live?

No. Liver and let liver.


Now I want a glass of chianti...
 
2011-09-26 06:20:10 AM  
I am not too sure I am terribly comfortable with a civilian agency having SAMs. I know most major police departments now have helicopters and armored cars, but this seems a bit much.
 
2011-09-26 06:27:15 AM  

miss diminutive: Maybe they're going to install some giant mirrors on skyscraper rooftops to make some kind of city-wide, Archimedes heat ray?

Planes don't fly at night, right?


You can shoot down planes with Vigilant Eagle if you modify the targeting software. Sort of like a city-wide Archimedes heat ray.
 
2011-09-26 06:30:50 AM  
I see nothing wrong with this.
 
2011-09-26 06:32:01 AM  
If i remember correctly, wasn't there an article here on fark a while back about NY and LA getting reaper drones, and everyone flipping out about them spying on citizens?

Seems to me an MQ-9 might have the capability to bring down an airliner. It's not like an airliner has the dexterity of an f-16 or anything... I'm sure the "pilots" could get a missile lock on a 747...
 
2011-09-26 06:38:09 AM  

CeroX: Seems to me an MQ-9 might have the capability to bring down an airliner. It's not like an airliner has the dexterity of an f-16 or anything... I'm sure the "pilots" could get a missile lock on a 747...


Especially if it's being flown by some raghead who barely knows how to keep the wings level.
 
2011-09-26 06:48:34 AM  
Saw this on 60 minutes before the steelers game.

New York has officially lost it.
 
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