The helicopter, a Bell 412EP, was funded with federal port security money and can carry up to 10 people, including a pilot, co-pilot, crew chief, NYPD SCUBA divers or Emergency Services Unit officers. It weighs 7,000 pounds, can travel 150 mph and costs $9.8 million, plus it carries another $4 million worth of sensitive equipment.
What’s not being told: How much fuel does that eat every day?
… the counter-terrorism patrol executed several times a day by the NYPD takes them off the beaten path.
While our bastard Mayor slowly strangles the budget of the New York Public Library, the NYPD gets a new toy to play with and children have access to fewer books.
Damn right it burns books for fuel!
What the hell is going to be left to protect in New York City when all of the budget is going to “protecting” it?