Sad case of poor mindset
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October 13th, 2005 11:06 AM
When I was a Probation Officer, I lost a good friend (Kern County Sheriff Deputy) because he couldn't bring himself to shoot a teenager even tho' the teen was pointing a shotgun at him. This cop-in the video-did not seem to have sufficient training but maybe he just thought he could control the situation by other means. Cannot understand why he didn't blow the guy up when he presented the weapon. Cops are under the microscope as Betty says and it's a shame that the media and the ACLU can indirectly influence situations like these by their endless examination of the criminals "RIGHTS". (Rodney King, etc. ) You point a gun at me, you have the right to be shot. Judge me by 12 if you must, but don't carry me with 6.
October 14th, 2005 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by buzzg
HEY! I WAS A PROBATION OFFICER TOO! Well I had a few parolees too. Worked right here on the "mean streets" of Miami, FL in the 1980's. Back then we were classified by Florida law as LEO's, but according to dept policy, we were not allowed to carry firearms. MY bosses saw my credentials as an army infantry captain and NRA Instructor and they allowed me to carry because I had some very violent "clients." So I carried my 1911 IWB all the time. Bosses said if you have to shoot, make it a "good shoot" and we'll back you up. That was cool with me.
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; NRA Endowment Life; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
October 14th, 2005 02:53 PM
Well, I have no idea what cops are gonna do next. If they use their firearms in self-defense, they get investigated up and down and if they don't, they die. And they are screwed too with Less-than-Lethal options like a Taser gun if the suspect has a weak condition and/or doing dope and decides to die, the officers get portrayed as insensitive gun that caused a misguided-yet-innocent freak his life.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
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