Now THIS is Fetal
Something that has been discussed for years here, but no where else for some reason:
- Hundreds of police officers at one of the country's busiest airports say in the case of an active shooter, they are instructed to run and hide.
That's because these officers are unique among the nation's major airports: They don't carry guns.
Their badges, uniforms and vehicles all say "police." And they are certified police officers in the state of Illinois.
But these nearly 300 aviation police officers, also known as aviation security officers, are not allowed to carry guns at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.
The officers who are armed are from the Chicago Police Department, which is the primary law enforcement agency at O'Hare and Midway.
Internal aviation department documents obtained through department sources state, "If evacuation is not possible: hide."
The documents advise locking doors, turning off lights and remaining quiet and calm.
Exactly what you want to hear about the people "protecting" you in this Age of Terrorism - that a large number of cops at the airport aren't even armed, and they're told to flee in the face of danger. If you're an actual thinking terrorist, how much easier is your job suddenly?