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Posted: 10/1/2002 7:33:28 PM EDT
I'm currently looking for the news on a web site to post, but I've just heard it on WABC's Eywitness News that the NYPD is recalling thousands of the issued vest because they don't work.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 10:16:41 AM EDT
If you find something about the vests I would lilke to read it. I came home from my shift last night at 0200 hours and my wife said that she heard something on the news about my vest not working. I got on the net this morning trying to find something, but have been unable too. Looks like my vest doesn't apply, because it is made by Second Chance, but it made me concerned.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 1:32:07 PM EDT
NYPD is recalling about 6000 Pointblank vest. Apparently the vest is stopping 5 out of 6 357mag rounds. I saw one of their vests used in testing and it stopped 4 out of six. DHB the parent company of Point Blank is being accused of cutting corners in the manufacturing of their vest to save money. The CEO's are being accused of locking out qualified quality workers, mistreating employees and not using specified materials in order to cut cost and add profit. Sounds like another Enron type management plan. Point blank makes the interceptor vest that our troops are wearing now. Something of interest DHB industries stock collapsed yesterday, I guess several people knew what was happening at Pointblank.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 4:14:43 PM EDT
found it: [url=http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/WABC_100202_vests.html]NYPD Taking Action To Protect Cops After Some Bulletproof Vests Found To Be Inadequate[/url]
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 8:17:03 AM EDT
Thanks for the link. Looks like the department is not going to take any chances and replace any that may even be questionable. At least the department is looking after it's people. [>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/6/2002 12:57:17 PM EDT
Looking out for its people? Yeah, right!!! Right now, there are 6,000 vests that are thought to be defective. They are sitting on the rest because who are they going to put on patrol with the 2 month turnaround time for a new vest? Right now in just my precinct there are 17 guys who are restricted duty because they have defective vests. What would happen if that 6,000 number jumped to 12,000? maybe more. The number will go up. Hopefully no one will die in the meantime. Steven
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 6:47:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2002 4:04:45 PM EDT
You hide behind the Sergeant?
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 12:25:08 PM EDT
First of all, I try my best to NOT be in a situation where Im going to need my vest. Tactics, Tactics and more Tactics!!! I dont trust this vest, because everything that the NYPD buys is from the lowest bidder, hence the company cutting corners and putting MY ass in danger. Whats up Ray? Give me a call when you get up tonight Steven
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 7:34:40 PM EDT
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