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    PRISON-PARATROOPERS

    CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - It looked like a scene out of a summer blockbuster -- paratroopers landing at a Colorado state prison. But it was no movie or a breakout attempt. Just a goof. A unit of 25 paratroopers landed in a corn field on the grounds of the Fremont Correctional Institute. A Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman says the GI's were armed with practice riles that shoot rubber bullets. The spokeswoman tells the Rocky Mountain News that guards escorted the paratroopers off prison grounds without incident. An investigation into the mistaken invasion is under way.
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    That's why we never should have let the Army have airplanes. Fly with the USAF!!!

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    This is why the Army doesn't need pilots!
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXPO710 View Post
    That's why we never should have let the Army have airplanes. Fly with the USAF!!!
    The USAF flies the Army.

    I call BS on the story though, Soldiers do not carry rubber bullets on training missions. They use MILES gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXPO710 View Post
    That's why we never should have let the Army have airplanes. Fly with the USAF!!!
    It was probs the Air Force that dumped them there. Those AF fly boys aren't the brightest bulbs in the chandelier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper_132 View Post
    This is why the Army doesn't need pilots!
    Thats because they have their own. Usually helicopter pilots.


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    The USAF flies the Army.

    I call BS on the story though, Soldiers do not carry rubber bullets on training missions. They use MILES gear.
    I wondered about that, too... Why would the Army being training with rubber bullets? I could see Simunitions or similar stuff... But not "rubber bullets."

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    News people always screw stuff like that up. Here is a Yahoo search with several more articles. It probably was MILES gear but some reported gave it his own understanding.

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=ut...CITY%2c%20Colo.
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    That figures, the media is always giving their own slant on their stories.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    I wondered about that, too... Why would the Army being training with rubber bullets? I could see Simunitions or similar stuff... But not "rubber bullets."
    I wondered about it, too. The thing that seems most plausible to me is that they were carrying "rubber ducks," which are fake M16s/M4s similar to the red guns that cops train with. They don't fire any projectile or have any moving parts at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    I wondered about it, too. The thing that seems most plausible to me is that they were carrying "rubber ducks," which are fake M16s/M4s similar to the red guns that cops train with. They don't fire any projectile or have any moving parts at all.

    Thats what I was thinking, rubber ducks, maybe simunitions but not rubber bullets we don't use those!
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

 

 

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