Cops advise making ‘noise,’ ‘scream,’ use bleach to ward off home invasions [VIDEO]

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

New undercover video produced by conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas shows police officers in three states advising people to “just make noise,” “scream,” and even find bleach and ammonia to ward off a home invasion.

The camera operators approached police officers at their stations in North Carolina, New Jersey and New York, and asked what they are supposed to do during a home invasion between the time they call 911 and the police arrive.

In rare instances, the officers suggest applying for gun permits, but the majority of the conversations leave the officers effectively telling the questioner that he’s on his own.


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In some instances, the cops tell the videographers that they have incredibly long response times and one North Carolina officer even replies, “We can’t always get there. Look at the traffic right now.”

The video ends with Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke — who achieved recent fame by recommending citizens learn how to use firearms to protect themselves — reacting to the footage.

“I heard throughout the video I just watched, ‘Yeah, it’s gonna take us some time to get there.’ Yeah, OK we understand that,” Clarke says. “The average law-abiding citizen understands that. But it’s like, ‘what do I do in the interim?’ ‘Well, I don’t know scream…’ I mean this stuff’s crazy.”

O’Keefe said in a statement that he hopes the video expresses the importance of recognizing a gun’s role in saving lives.

“[M]edia hypocrites have never even bothered to ask about all the lives that guns can SAVE. So we did,” said O’Keefe.

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