Read time: 1 minute

Ray Kelly: NYPD Has 'Means To Take Down A Plane'

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
9 years ago by David
Views:

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."

"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.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.