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Old October 11, 2002, 04:03 PM   #1
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Masked Cop with M4 stopping van (pic)

A guy with a mask and a .223 hunting another "masked" man with a .223. If I saw a guy with a mask and an M4 standing in the street, I would get very uneasy. Where is his uniform?
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:05 PM   #2
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I find that repugnant.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:08 PM   #3
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Where's his jacket that says POLICE in big letters? You better believe I wouldn't be pulling my vehicle over if he was flagging me down. Looks like something from the West Bank.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:09 PM   #4
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Masked cop?

I'd flat run over his ass! There is no excuse for that at all!

If I'd catch him in my yard I would open up on him no questions asked!

At the very least his face BETTER be uncovered and a BADGE in plain sight....................this is the mentality that some police have now......................they think they are God...................not all mind you most are great guys doing a great job but some of them are JBT's Period.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:12 PM   #5
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Boys and Girls...

Can you say "I ran that bastard terrorist down in the street, and left himm dead in the road like the dog that he is"?

and then "oops, that was a COP? what was that assmonkey doing with a .223 Cal assault rifle, in the street with NO uniform? he appaeared to be a terrorist to ME!"

I knew you could...

now, one time, all together... "DUMBASS COP!"
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:14 PM   #6
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At one point, CNN showed 3 or 4 guys with ski masks and EBR's standing on the side of the road. Not one of them had anything that identfied them as cops from what I could see on TV. They were in winter coats and blue jeans, and if they had badges on, they were pretty tiny. I was kind of taken aback. I mean, there were actual uniformed cops around, but...I see know reason for them not to all be in uniform.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:14 PM   #7
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You can't see from that angle but his vest says POLICE in big letters on the front. Check CNN.com for other pics.

And there were plenty of state troopers in standard uniforms.

I'm just glad I didn't have to drive up 95 this morning.

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Old October 11, 2002, 04:16 PM   #8
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There was some video on FOX running that showed several balaclava-clad officers stopping cars. The ones I saw at least had identifying vests on. This guy is, as my grandfatther used to say, 'cruisin for a bruisin'.

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Old October 11, 2002, 04:22 PM   #9
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Yeah, the masks are a little over the top, they arent storming a meth house or some place where they have to worry about a fire/explosion. With that said, the guys wearing masks could be the department's undercover officers called in to help, if they are seen on TV wearing a badge their careers are over.

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Old October 11, 2002, 04:22 PM   #10
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Hey my wife can sew real good..................no problem for her to make a jacket that says POLICE..................

I dont give a rats *** what his jacket says there is NO reason to be masked, and he better have a damn big badge!
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:25 PM   #11
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I was not aware they made kevlar masks like that.

But seriously, why the mask?
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:25 PM   #12
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...at least his finger is off the trigger.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:25 PM   #13
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that photo came from here
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...fdn4.html&e=10

I think if you look real hard, you can see a badge on his vest. But anybody can buy a badge at a gun show, right?
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:28 PM   #14
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I figure he has a mask because he is an undercover officer. He has the M4 because he is a "specially trained" officer. Not just any old cop can grab an M4 and go to work you know. They have to qualify with the particular weapon.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:28 PM   #15
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The only reason I can think of is that since they do not have a positive ID on the sniper its to put the perp ill at ease so that he's more likely to betray something through his mannerisms.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:29 PM   #16
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They could be undercover or vice detectives hastily pressed into service, and needed to hide thier faces for that reason.

It's just an idle thought. And that is the only legit reason I can come up with. Otherwise, at least complete gear and identification should be worn if they're going to play "ninja"...
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:29 PM   #17
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Well,

I guess it finally begins.

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Old October 11, 2002, 04:29 PM   #18
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I'm just dying to hear the tactical explanation for the balaclava and blue jeans.

He looks like a friggin' holdup artist and not a cop.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:33 PM   #19
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:37 PM   #20
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I wonder how long before the shooter figures out he would be a lot safer dressed in the same fashion. With a balaclava, "Police" jacket and an AR, he can walk around in plain sight.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:40 PM   #21
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Just a thought but Louisiana has a law against going masked.............only exception is during Mardi Gras..................I wonder if they think that if they were to go masked here they are above the law?

Undercover or not there is NO EXCUSE FOR THIS!
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:49 PM   #22
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A close friend of mine is an undercover detective. He's masked during all job-related public confrontations like this, and understandably so if knew what was riding on that mask. His name was mentioned once in the newspaper in relation to a east coast-wide drug bust, and he's been living with death threats for the past few years because of it.

Nothing wrong with a mask as long they're hanging tight to the uniformed officers, in my opinion.


Come on by Virginia for a little while and do what we have to do, feel what we have to feel, put your kids on the schoolbus, and kiss them goodbye while your hands shake in the fear that that may be the last time you see them alive, because you're sending them into a shark-infested "gun-free" school zone to be killed. Only then will those "evil" masked men be a comfort. They're not there to give gun owners beef, they're there to kill a psycho.
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:51 PM   #23
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NO EXCUSE FOR THIS!
You seriously can't think of 1 reason why he would need a mask?
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Old October 11, 2002, 04:51 PM   #24
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That screams "rogue nation" or "police state" to me. Someone walks up to me like that ... he better have air bags, cause I'm running over his ass.

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Edited .. just read SouthLa's post:

"Just a thought but Louisiana has a law against going masked.............only exception is during Mardi Gras..................I wonder if they think that if they were to go masked here they are above the law?

Undercover or not there is NO EXCUSE FOR THIS!"

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Didn't realize that ... revving up my trucks engine even harder now!

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Old October 11, 2002, 04:52 PM   #25
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This mask business of BS! He ain't the Lone Ranger is he? Watch-Six
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