PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) -- "Send in the SWAT monkey" is not an order police commanders are accustomed to giving, but that could change if an Arizona police department follows through on a proposal to train a capuchin monkey for high-risk police operations.
A Special Weapons and Tactics veteran from Mesa, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, has researched the possibility of landing a $100,000 federal grant to fund a pilot program to train one monkey.
"Everybody laughs about it until they really start thinking about it," Sean Truelove told the East Valley Tribune, a local newspaper. "It could change the way we do business."
Major city police departments in the United States use paramilitary SWAT teams for hostage situations and in situations involving heavily armed criminals.
If I were in a hostage situation or with a heavily armed criminal, the last thing I would want is the police sending in a monkey to save me. As Napoleon would say, "Friggin' Idiots!"
friggin idiots is right....this is just disturbing but it would be useful in some ways..i just consider it to be immoral because they use them to save lives but then don't care about the risk of the monkey's life...have a little respect geez
and what is going to happen here, a highly distressed (or cool if cool) criminal gets to play monkey frolics whilst covertly the monkey clambers onto head of criminal in attempt to cover up eyes, distract and disorientate, how every stupid and unethical.
and what is going to happen here, a highly distressed (or cool if cool) criminal gets to play monkey frolics whilst covertly the monkey clambers onto head of criminal in attempt to cover up eyes of that person, to distract and disorientate, how very stupid and unethical and completely dumb.
"Hey sheeesh, yes of course a monkey", why did nobody this of this before urrrrh......yeah boss but don't we make monkeys of ourselves enough already"