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Brooklyn, NY - Emergency Drill Conducted Outside Barclays Center By NYC Officials, Marine Corps.

Published on: September 14, 2013 09:52 PM
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U.S. Marines treat a man, who is acting as a victim with a pole sticking out of his chest, during a mock disaster drill at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriU.S. Marines treat a man, who is acting as a victim with a pole sticking out of his chest, during a mock disaster drill at the Barclay’s Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Brooklyn, NY - The FDNY, NYPD and U.S. Marine Corps conducted a disaster drill Friday night outside Barclays Center to prepare themselves in the event of a terror attack.

Everyone in the area worked under the hypothetical scenario that there was a series of explosions during a basketball game at the arena and that chemical gas had been released. Medical tents, decontamination units and teams played out their rescue plan to get survivors to safety.

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U.S. Marines survey the situation from the floor of the Barclays Center during a mock disaster drill in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 13, 2013. The United States Marine Corps and the Fire Department of New York held a simulation of two explosions during a basketball game that utilized chemical and nuclear contaminants.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  U.S. Marines survey the situation from the floor of the Barclays Center during a mock disaster drill in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 13, 2013. The United States Marine Corps and the Fire Department of New York held a simulation of two explosions during a basketball game that utilized chemical and nuclear contaminants.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A man, who is acting as a victim with a piece of shrapnel in his chest, lies down in the seats during a mock disaster drill at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 13, 2013. The United States Marine Corps and the Fire Department of New York held a simulation of two explosions during a basketball game that utilized chemical and nuclear contaminants.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  A man, who is acting as a victim with a piece of shrapnel in his chest, lies down in the seats during a mock disaster drill at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York September 13, 2013. The United States Marine Corps and the Fire Department of New York held a simulation of two explosions during a basketball game that utilized chemical and nuclear contaminants.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


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 Sep 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM cynic Says:

and yet another nail gets hammered into what's left of the Posse Comitatus Act. It was a quaint bit of history, just like the Bill of Rights.

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 Sep 15, 2013 at 04:43 AM Shlomo-1 Says:

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cynic Says:

and yet another nail gets hammered into what's left of the Posse Comitatus Act. It was a quaint bit of history, just like the Bill of Rights.

Posse Comitatus prohibits the military from enforcing state laws. Thisisn't law enforcement.
[whether it's a good policy or an effective use of taxpayer dollars is a different debate]

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