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Old 11-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #41
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Default Re: Odd camera part looked like a Rifle scope

If you look back at the gigapan photo from the TN game you can clearly see 2 uniformed soldiers on top of the press box with binoculars, but no weapon. There well may be trained snipers from the military or police scanning the crowd, but there is no way they keep a mounted rifle up there for the games.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #42
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #43
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Holy crap! They've got canons up there, too? They must really be afraid of a major incident if they're bringing in artillery.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:46 AM   #44
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Strange. I just checked with my guy that works for SLED, and he said that snipers stand on top of the press box for every home game. He knows this as he has done that job before. HOWEVER, he has not personally done this job since 2009.
I've seen them up there before. People can believe me or not, but I know I have.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #45
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They probably have stinger missiles too. I can remember going to games back when George the first was VP and came to a couple of our games, The security was pretty tight.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #46
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Yeah, they are doing excercises in the event another black sunday were to occur.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #47
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WYFF in Greenville has a 300X line of sight scope similar to that on one of their HD cameras that is used for outdoor high quality videos. It is used to align the HD camera at great distances with the optic read from a light meter and refractor. It is about the same size as a rifle scope and has a small electronic light meter inside that will zero out when a video is capturing the best refracted light of the background in a camera shot.

I am not saying that is what that is, but I sat beside a camera station with one like it at the Opening night Greenville Drive game this past season.
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Default Re: Odd camera part looked like a Rifle scope

Don't know if that was a rifle scope or not, but I promise you that there are law enforcement with rifles at a any event where you have 80,000+ people. It would be negligent if they did not.
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Believe what you want but i guarantee you there are people up there. feel free to email usc and ask. My professor is on the board of directors for usc athletics so i tend to believe her.(like i said they may not be snipers sitting up there with a scope ready to pick someone off, however there are armed men that are at the stadium usually up top that are there in case of emergency)
For the record: the picture is obviously not the scope on a rifle
I think I owe you an apology rosstheboss. Had a conversation with a SLED agent yesterday who is a friend of a coworker and he told me that there are definitely snipers at both WB and dv. He wouldn't go into much detail on what they expect to shoot but they are there as a precaution, better to have them and not need them vs need them and not have them. I got a little carried away with joking and sarcasm in the original thread at your expense - my apologies as you are correct according to this guy. He didn't think that the camear shot was of a sniper rifle or scope as they'd be placed in areas that the TV cameras and general public wouldn't see. Interesting stuff when you think of it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #50
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I think I owe you an apology rosstheboss. Had a conversation with a SLED agent yesterday who is a friend of a coworker and he told me that there are definitely snipers at both WB and dv. He wouldn't go into much detail on what they expect to shoot but they are there as a precaution, better to have them and not need them vs need them and not have them. I got a little carried away with joking and sarcasm in the original thread at your expense - my apologies as you are correct according to this guy. He didn't think that the camear shot was of a sniper rifle or scope as they'd be placed in areas that the TV cameras and general public wouldn't see. Interesting stuff when you think of it.
So what are they going to shoot at-potential terrorists (whatever they look like) or a fan that gets violent? I'm sorry but if someone died from a sniper attack at a football game there's going to be a heckuva lot of explaining to do.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:04 AM   #51
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The fact that some of you actually believe there are military and/or law enforcement snipers stationed at games is either so sad it's hilarious or so hilarious it's sad. I can't decide.
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