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Ray Kelly: NYPD has ‘means to take down a plane’

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In an interview that aired Sunday, 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.

“Are you satisfied that you’ve dealt with threats from aircraft, even light planes, model planes, that kind of thing?” Pelley asked.

“Well, it’s something that’s on our radar screen, Kelly replied. “I mean in an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane.”

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“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 wrongly pepper-spraying protesters can be trusted not to overreact.

Watch this video from CBS’ 60 Minutes, broadcast Sept. 25, 2011.


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Britons gear up to defend NHS from privatization scheme as Tories win strong majority in UK election

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"We will defend our public services—especially the NHS—from attempts to degrade or destroy them, and support, as well as we are able, the overworked heroes who keep them afloat."

After U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Tory party won a strong majority in the general election Thursday, British progressives mourned the "utterly devastating" result and geared up for a fight to defend the National Health Service from more right-wing budget cuts and privatization efforts.

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‘We’re in deep trouble’: FBI veterans fear Trump’s attacks will lead to violence against agents

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Law enforcement veterans fear President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on them are putting investigators in physical danger.

The president regularly attacks the FBI and other investigators at his campaign rallies -- where he calls them "human scum" -- and on his Twitter feed, where he regularly accuses them of treason, reported the Washington Post.

Those crude attacks have consequences, said one former FBI agent.

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‘Dems wanted out!’ Trump brags after GOP ‘warriors’ drag out impeachment to 14-hour marathon

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President Donald Trump gloated hours ahead of a House vote on impeachment.

The president tweeted out praise for the Republican "warriors" who pounded the table and disrupted Thursday's marathon hearing, which lasted about 14 hours, and insisted Democrats had no case to impeach him over his actions toward Ukraine.

"The Republicans House members were fantastic yesterday," Trump tweeted. "It always helps to have a much better case, in fact the Dems have no case at all, but the unity & sheer brilliance of these Republican warriors, all of them, was a beautiful sight to see. Dems had no answers and wanted out!"

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