In an interview with ’60 Minutes,’ New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly shocked CBS’ Scott Pelley by telling him that the NYPD has the capability to shoot down a plane if needed. “Well, it’s something that’s on our radar screen, Kelly said. “I mean in an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane.”
“Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?” a stunned Pelley wondered. “Yes, I prefer not to get into the details but obviously this would be in a very extreme situation,” Kelly explained.
While some may find the NYPD’s firepower comforting, others may question whether a department accused of macing peaceful female ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters (below video) can be trusted not to overreact.