The Police Department of New York City, just like police in every city in America are armed to the teeth with deadly weapons. They possess equipment provided by the military forces of this nation. So, what does the police commissioner of New York City desire for his men–machine guns! Bill Bratton announced formation of a new Strategic Response Group(SRG) which is “designed for dealing with events like our recent protests or incidents like Mumbai or just what happened in Paris.”
1. The Mumbai attack was planned by terrorists who came from Pakistan.
2. The recent event in Paris included both three murderers and thousands of peaceful protesters who marched in support of peace.
3. Protests in New York City at no point threatened the lives of police, but it sure threatened the lives of those who marched for peace.
There is absolutely NO reason for arming the police with machine guns to handle a peaceful protest. What is going on Mr. Mayor??
Oh, to be fair to Bratton he will arm the police with body-cameras and tasers.