Monday, October 26, 2009

NYPD Deploys Skywatch On Canal Street; Counterfeiters Don't Seem to Give a Sh*t

NYPD Skywatch on Canal

Quietly peeking above the hectic crowds of Canal Street this Sunday afternoon was a Skywatch unit from the NYPD (seen in the background above). From a distance it blends in with the surroundings, but becomes more ominous as you get closer. Sitting near Church St looking east down Canal, the tactical tower was supplemented by two officers near by on ground duty.

NYPD Skywatch on Canal

It has been reported that the towers get dispatched to areas that have seen a spike in crime. NYC The Blog couldn't help wonder if they might be keeping an eye on the street vendors in the area selling Gucci sneakers on the cheap. The vendors in the immediate area did not seem concerned, and continued with their business in usual fashion.

Rockwell could not be reached for comment. For more on Skywatch, check out ANIMAL New York.
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