Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jiminy Christmas

Rule 4, officers.  Be sure of your target (and what's behind it.)  You're not looking to apprehend a blue truck, stop shooting every blue truck you see.  Stop shooting women, too, when you are looking for a man.

[summary: nervous cops shot up newspaper delivery woman that happens to match the description of the truck owned by an at large spree killer threatening cops in his manifesto.  a manifesto that credits Piers Morgan for his 'wise' anti-2nd beliefs.  so I blame the killer.  then I point at Morgan...]

Bit nervous, in the service, LAPD?

After this is over, maybe some remedial training, department wide, is called for.  Same with NYPD.

Simple rule?  Only shoot bad guys that are an actual threat. 

Little bit of panic shooting there.  Ya know I am against restricting magazine size for ordinary non-police citizens, but maybe cops need revolvers until their threat response improves.

Glenn Reynolds"An armed civilian who made this mistake would be tried for every possible crime a prosecutor could imagine. How likely do you think that is here?"


Bubblehead Les. said...

Time to apply the Barney Fife Rule: ONE Cartridge stored in the Shirt Pocket, and only with Andy's Permission.

Old NFO said...

What happened to running the effing PLATES first???

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I'd have swapped the plates...

Sendarius said...

Swapped plates or not, if the plate number comes back with a vehicle make and colour that matches what you are looking at, but DOES NOT MATCH what you are looking for... maybe shooting at it is not called for?