NYPD Rookies To Be Given Machine Guns In 2009

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From Gothamist.com:

Here rookie, have a machine gun. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is making sure 1,000 rookie police officers assigned to Times Square on New Year’s Eve are ready to rock with M4 automatic machine guns. Recruits at the academy will get three days of training to familiarize them with the weapon, which until now had only been used by officers in the NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit.

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