“‘The public can be reassured that our firearms officers are trained to deal with this kind of incident and we are constantly evolving new ways to combat the threats to public safety.’
Earlier this year, the police in London practised their response to mock marauding gun attacks in the centre of the capital, following the January attacks on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, offices.
In view of the increasing threat posed by Isis and other terrorist groups, all eyes are set upon Scotland Yard’s new forces-style unit, especially trained to counteract terrorism.
The unit consists of 130 specialist firearms officers, equipped with new weapons and prepared to carry out extreme actions such as fast-roping from helicopters, storming burning buildings to rescue hostages or arresting or shooting terrorist gun attackers to the head instead of to the chest, as the police commonly does.
As the entirety of Europe is under threat and terrorists are able to enter Europe through different countries, Scotland Yard is also arranging to send abroad 60 counter-terrorism officers to protect the British people abroad.”
Well, golly-gee, what could go wrong now?
(Via.) The Student Newspaper <-read more here