in #CASE you missed it... Rollerblading Police Force
Police in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, is deploying an armed rollerblading unit to curb theft and harassment on its crowded streets. Gliding in a circle with their weapons pointed inwards, and lifting and lowering the guns in unison, the 20-member unit clad in black can be seen patrolling the streets.
Reportedly, they undergo rigorous training. Police Chief Farrukh Ali said, "We felt we needed to come up with an innovative approach to control street crime," explaining that officers on rollerblades could more easily chase thieves on motorcycles through the city of 20 million. Of course, it doesn't work everywhere, namely areas with poor road conditions.
Aneela Aslam, a policewoman on the unit said, "This is just the beginning. With this training, we can reach narrow alleys very quickly where it is usually difficult to go." If it makes you feel better, Ali also said the unit would only carry handguns, reducing the risk of bullets ricocheting.