January 27, 2013

Since when do joint military/police exercises over urban areas include machine gun fire? [Darleen Click]

Granted, it was with blanks, but how come none of the public was aware of these exercises? And why are the police so “vague”?


Looks like something similar was conducted in April 2011, though without any reports of gunfire. But also without any public notification.


Posted by Darleen @ 6:08pm

Comments (44)

  1. ohnoes I bet the skeets are planning an invasion

    well they’re in for a rude surprise

  2. You know how wacky those conservatives are. Most of them are preparing to overthrow the government. We have to be ready for them.

  3. no offense but miami is at the ass end of nowheres

    it’s about as strategically located as that third nipple carrie underwood had removed

  4. Skeets are bad but skeeters are worse.

  5. Skeeters are the state bird of Alaska, as you know.

  6. no offense but miami is at the ass end of nowheres

    Strategery fail. Miami is right next door to everywhere.

  7. Don’t know much geography

  8. okeydoke if you say so

    it sure feels out of the way when you’re driving around in your lil scoot scoot

  9. I once trapped an Alaska skeeter. Fed three families through the winter, and the skin has made eight pairs of boots so far.

  10. skeeters are a disease vector plus also they spread diseases

  11. I’ve watched “Burn Notice” and automatic weapons fire and explosions seem to be fairly common in Miami.

  12. at some point in miami you’re ultimately going to find yourself in what might seem to be a live fire exercise in which large numbers of participants are actually shooting blanks

    most burned operatives would probably abort their operation, but what you need to be able to do is to turn it to your advantage

    you probably have a partner with taut breasts, if not they are not difficult to find, so what you can do, is have the camera pan to them at a key moment, while you exploit the live fire exercise in which people are actually shooting blanks for your own nebulous purposes

    having done so you can return to your helpful partner for a few moments of snappy dialog which make her appear to be someone who is played by a respectable actress who was plausibly hired for some reason other than the aforementioned taut breasts

    but make sure you tell your blowsy alcoholic-looking mom first

  13. The following paragraph in the article broke my bullshit meter:

    “The exercises, which began Tuesday night, are being executed to meet requirements, which include upcoming overseas missions and ensuring their equipment is in good working order.”

    I would like to know what requirements make it advantageous to practice over a large urban population and how aforementioned requirement is needed for overseas deployment.

    Yeah, nothing makes me sleep better at night quite like knowing cops and the army are doing joint training over a major US city.

  14. I’ve watched “Burn Notice” and automatic weapons fire and explosions seem to be fairly common in Miami.

    I read Dave Barry and automatic weapons fire and explosions seem to be fairly common in Miami.


  15. ←DC3 Engine.
    Larviciding is our friend, adulticiding is our backup. We favors our pilots with the status of local heroes.

  16. Oh, and at some point in Miami you’re sooner or later going to find yourself on Calle Ocho drinking Cuban coffee, smoking cigarettes, eating snacks and playing dominoes. Keep calm and calculate on.

  17. When ye see a cloud rising in the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it cometh to pass.
    And when [ye see] a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be a scorching heat; and it cometh to pass.
    Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that ye know not how to interpret this time?

  18. Posse Comitatus is now Posse Gonanforgotenus.

  19. By the way, do you figure there is a correlation between the government ordering a billion rounds (literally) of ammunition, and none being available for civilians purchase?

  20. More ammo to be liberated at some future date.

  21. Given the wide range of rounds unavailable I don’t think it is all the government buying up ammo.

    Can’t imagine them needing that much .22lr.

    There have been quarter mile plus lines to get in local gun shows lately. Shit is insane.

  22. True BMoe, but on the other hand, when the ammo manufacturers got government orders for a billion hollow points (which are against the Geneva Convention for military use), I imagine .22 lr manufacture lost some priority, if you get what I mean…

  23. Geneva conventions don’t apply to firing on your own citizens.

  24. That’s the $64K question. Will the military fire on US civilians?

  25. The hollow points are for the FBI and other agencies, not the military.

  26. True, the ammo isn’t military. But what is the purpose of joint military and police training? Why train together if you’re not planning to work together?

  27. A call to rally in support of 2nd amendment rights in all State capitals on Fri. Feb 8th.

  28. That’s the $64K question. Will the military fire on US civilians?

    Before or after the agent provacateurs in the crowd do what provacateurs do?

  29. Wander around Grand Ave about 1/2mi beyond the “safe zone” at night in Coconut Grove and you’ll have all the live fire with live ammo you can handle. Even during the day its pretty sketchy.

  30. I read Dave Barry and automatic weapons fire and explosions seem to be fairly common in Miami.

    It was pretty bad in the late 70’s early 80’s during the wild west “cocaine cowboys” era. That’s over now

  31. O/T: Islamofascist “rebels” in Mali burn ancient manuscripts on their way out:


    I wish they’d call these people what they are. George Washington was a rebel. These are savages.

  32. SBP

    History prior (and contrary) to Islamism should not exist.

    They are like revisionist Leftists that way.

  33. And there’s also the migration of military drones from being used to take out jihadi’s in the Middle East to being used by the EPA and law enforcement in the U.S. That’s another kind of military/law enforcement collusion I’m not thrilled about.

  34. We need Crockett and Tubbs to go undercover as Sonny Donut and a Jamaican guy. They always figure it out in less than an hour

  35. The one thing I remember from “Miami Vice” was a scene where Crockett and Tubbs are screaming, “I hate machine guns!”

    After that, I watched if G. Gordon Liddy was on, but that’s about it.

  36. I liked the one where Crocket was kidnapped by coke dealers and forcibly shaved, followed by them making fun of his wardrobe choices (sport coat + t-shirt = dork).

  37. Will the military fire on US civilians?

    Yep. They’re just following orders.

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  39. You know, back in the day, when I was with Special Forces, we were doing some joint training in L.A. On the way to our team’s helicopter insertion we had some extra time so our pilots flew us over Beverly Hills and we hovered over the mansions and checked out the hot babes on display around the pools.. Yeah, I know.. your tax dollars at work and all. Anyway, I figure that’s likely what they were up to in Miami and someone just got a little too excited and shot off their proverbial load.. (albeit blanks..).

  40. There’s a story that during WWII the military did aerial photography of nudist camps and mixed those images in with the others. Apparently it worked quite well for ensuring that the analysts looked at every picture very closely.

  41. Nudists must have been much better looking back then.

  42. Either that, or stomachs were stronger.

  43. they’ll do anything to shut down lemonade stands

  44. Well looky there: Houston too Army drill scares residents on Houston’s south side

    The sight of Army helicopters and the sound of gunfire created a lot of concern Monday afternoon in one Houston neighborhood.


    With military helicopters flying above her southeast Houston neighborhood, Frances Jerrals didn’t know what to think.

    “When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst,” Jerrals said.

    And so, she passed along her concern.

    “She told me ‘don’t come home it sounds like we’re in a war zone. Guns, shooting, helicopters flying around the house,'” Isaac Robertson Jr. said.

    The U.S. Army along with other agencies took over the old Carnegie Vanguard High School near Scott and Airport. There were armed men in fatigues, plenty of weapons and what many thought were real live rounds

    “I felt like I was in a warzone.” Jerrals said. “It was nonstop. I was terrified.”

    So, coming to a Southern city near you?