Friday, August 24, 2012

To Serve and....... Protect?

NEW YORK (AP) -- A women's accessories designer fatally shot a vice president of the company that laid him off near the Empire State Building Friday, causing a chaotic showdown with police in front of one of the world's best-known landmarks. Police killed the suspect and at least nine others were wounded, some by stray police gunfire, city officials said.

Kelly said authorities believe police may be responsible for some of the injuries because of the limited capacity of the gunman's weapon.


You know, I could talk about how Bloomberg is a fucking idiot and how his paranoia and fear of evil guns has caused his police department to become afraid of and unfamiliar with the tools they use and because of that they've turned into the Keystone Kops, but I don't need to...... the article says that rather nicely.
Next Bloomberg is going to rail against anything more than a slingshot in order to prevent his officers from shooting more innocent people.


Anonymous said...

I wonder how many news outlets would be "Front Paging" the accidental shooting of a bystander if the shooter had been a citizen with a concealed carry license?
Paul in Texas

angrymike said...

Ya that's the ticket, only let LEO's have guns, then when someone pulls a knife, police will only shoot two or three law abiding citizens .......
Such a sad testimonial to police training ........

Paul, Dammit! said...

I foresee a proposal to only allow the NYPD to arm themselves with wooden pistols and rape whistles.

BraineaterBob said...

It's not just a NYC problem. The cops I see at my local range aren't particularly impressive shots. And I've seen some of them ejected from the range for safety violations.