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Posted: 11/29/2001 5:56:05 AM EDT
it happened yesterday, as i crossed 5th avenue on my way to GCT. as most of you know, the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was "lit" yesterday. the police barricades were up on 5th, 6th and Madison Avenues, with limited crossings, and TONS of cops everywhere. i HATE the hustle and bustle of cities, so i move very quickly in-and-out of human traffic, weaving and bobbing around the slack-jawed tourists that stand 13 wide on the 3 foot sidewalk. so i cross 5th on a blinking "don't walk", moving fast. i dodge left, around some tourists, catching my briefcase on their shopping bags ~ it spun me around, right into three of NY's Finest. two of them were carrying black drag-bags on their shoulders, and the other in blue tactical gear was wearing a bullet proof vest and wore his sidearm low on his thigh. they were walking to their positions. what could i do? i looked up (they were like 7 feet tall), smiled and said: "oh my God, i am soooo sorry!" they looked at me, calm as can be, and said: "don't worry, we're not here for you!" i think i know what they meant...[:)]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:02:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fatty: what could i do? i looked up (they were like 7 feet tall), smiled and said: "oh my God, i am soooo sorry!" they looked at me, calm as can be, and said: "don't worry, we're not here for you!"
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Well...not today, anyway.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:02:30 AM EDT
Not here for you? Ofcourse theyare.That's what they WANT you to think. Put on your tinfoil hat and keep the radio off. Sherm
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:22:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 95thFoot: Well...not today, anyway.
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[:D]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 6:39:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sherm8404: Not here for you? Ofcourse theyare.That's what they WANT you to think. Put on your tinfoil hat and keep the radio off. Sherm
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Tinfoil hat......LOL!!!
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 7:09:36 AM EDT
Some of the best things are best left unsaid, other than an "excuse me gentlemen."
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 10:13:16 AM EDT
Are you boys the po`lice? "No mamm we`re musicians"
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 10:43:57 AM EDT
Did one of the snipers look like this? [img]http://www.zpub.com/notes/horiuchi2.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 11:33:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By w00dy: Did one of the snipers look like this? [img]http://www.zpub.com/notes/horiuchi2.gif[/img]
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Uh oh, better hide the wife and dog! [peep]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 11:37:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fatty: what could i do? i looked up (they were like 7 feet tall), smiled and said: "oh my God, i am soooo sorry!" they looked at me, calm as can be, and said: "don't worry, we're not here for you!"
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Be more careful next time you're crossing the street, citizen. You nearly knocked me and my swarthy partners over as we were on the way to fight evildoers...[;D]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:27:22 PM EDT
[b]"don't worry, we're not here for you!"[/b] But we know where you live... BISHOP
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:38:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 3:27:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FrankSquid: I think they were looking for me.
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i won't tell them anything...unless i'm tortured.[;)] they were quite an ominous sight! i'm used to the NG and extra coppage around here, but i thought the guy with the tac-holster was gonna draw on me for trying to grab a rifle or something! [shock]
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 3:35:36 PM EDT
I saw a team of them at Yankee Stadium during the 1999 ALCS. I talked to them inside the stadium with their monster bags, then they set up about 40 feet behind and above me in the bleachers. Very professional...behind a lit billboard (there was a 3 ft. gap underneath it where they could canvass the entire stadium) with a big spotting scope, rifle set up on bipod, safely pointed upward with bolt open. My idiot friend decided to wear a Garciapara jersey (we're Red Sox fans) and a RED (not blue that would blend in) Bo-sox hat, so he got some crap thrown at him. I looked up at the snipers and yelled "A little help here, guys?". They laughed.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 3:41:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fatty: "don't worry, we're not here for you!"
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We're here to help? I think you just broke the news on the latest procedural change at the ATF!
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 3:41:27 PM EDT
God I want to do what they do. Unfortunately my daddy is not a chief so Im forced to ride in a radiocar and answer an endless stream of radio runs. They are pretty cool looking though, I mean who else can walk around midtown manhattan with full tactical gear on and a canon slung over your shoulder? Everyone knows who they are and what they are there for, but its not really talked about since they arent ever really needed.(Thank God) Steven
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 12:11:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hunduh: God I want to do what they do.
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WHY can't you?? I'm sure you're just as, if not more qualified then most of 'em.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 10:43:50 PM EDT
Unfortunately, its not WHAT you know, its WHO you know.....and I dont know JACK..... Oh well, one can dream
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