.50-caliber rifle

NYPD May Use .50-Caliber Rifles As Part Of Anti-Terror Capabilities

It’s extreme security, for an extreme situation. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly may have been referring to the massive .50-caliber rifle when he spoke of the NYPD’s ability to take down an aircraft. It’s a weapon that can do the job.


Michael Bloomberg, Ray Kelly (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Weighs In On Ray Kelly’s NYPD Security Revelations

Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed Ray Kelly’s claims that the NYPD has the capability to take down a plane, but was not ready to say having that capability could have prevented the terrorist attacks on 9/11.


Members of the NYPD's elite Hercules Unit stand guard against terror threats at Wall Street (credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images)

NY Comptroller: MTA Anti-Terror Projects Over Budget

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said overall costs for anti-terror projects have risen 44 percent. They include reinforcing bridges, tunnels and stations and electronic surveillance and fire ventilation projects.