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NYPD Permanently Assigns 350 Officers to Patrol the City with Machine Guns (UPDATED)

NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton mentions protests as a reason to assign more police using automatic weapons.

At a recent Police Foundation event in New York City, police commissioner Bill Bratton announced plans to permanently assign 350 police officers to patrol the city while armed with machine guns and rifles, while searching for “possible terrorist attacks.”

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