One cop's gunfight turns into a punch line on 'Saturday Night Live'

One cop's gunfight turns into a punch line on 'Saturday Night Live'

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    Exclamation One cop's gunfight turns into a punch line on 'Saturday Night Live'

    For Officer David Blake of the Longmont (Colo.) Police Department, the events of May 8, 2010 were no laughing matter.

    A joke delivered recently on “Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with Seth Meyer,” was based on an actual police gunfight. Weekend update is a tongue in cheek delivery of news and current events, and during the broadcast on October 2, 2010, Meyers closed with this:

    “A man in Colorado was arrested after he wounded a police officer by shooting him in the arm, because he thought the cop was a zombie. Though in the man’s defense, the cop did say, ‘Drop your gun and put your hands above your delicious brains’.

    Whether this attempt at humor makes a person laugh, roll their eyes, or become outraged is up to the individual, but here is the true story behind the punch line.

    May 8, 2010
    The Officer involved is David Blake of the Longmont (Colo.) Police Department. Blake is a respected veteran of the police department, whose decorations include nine letters of commendation and a Distinguished Service Medal for actions taken when facing a suspect carrying a 45 caliber hand gun in 2009.

    While on patrol on May 8th of this year, Officer Blake spotted Brandon Duke, who he recognized as being wanted on an outstanding warrant for third degree assault. At 0805 hours Blake made contact and Duke fled on foot. After a brief flight he stopped and appeared to comply. Duke took the headphones from an MP3 player out of his ears and got down on his knees as ordered. He asked why he was being stopped.

    After a few moments of feigned compliance Duke got up and bolted, reaching for something in his waist band. Blake fired his TASER, but Duke had outrun the reach of the X-26 and the probes missed their mark. While Officer Blake was still armed with the TASER, Duke suddenly produced a .380 Kel-Tec semi-automatic handgun and fired it repeatedly at Blake, but missed.

    Blake said the moment the gun was produced and he was being fired at was, “Surreal. You never really think it’s going to happen to you.”
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    Last edited by rocky; October 13th, 2010 at 11:12 AM. Reason: quoting whole article, link added
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    Blake ought to sue David Letterman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deafdave3 View Post
    Blake ought to sue David Letterman.
    Nah, a NY Cop needs to find a way to bust the writers for that bit and loose the paperwork for a day or so. I think a couple of nights in Rikers will make them choose their jokes better.
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    I love SNL, and what happened to the first amendment? bust a sketch comedy show for joking?
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    The officer did a good job and was lucky things didn't turn out worse.

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    I thought it was kinda funny, and I'm certainly not going to advocate fabricating charges against someone because of a slightly tasteless joke. I respect all the amendments, not just the 2nd.

    And wait, how could this BG have been shot three times, including IN THE HEAD, by a .45 and still be alive? Everyone knows that a .45 will turn you into a giant pink mist if it even gets close to you, and will knock that pink mist into the next county if it actually DOES hit you.
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    I guess I need to start cracking jokes about drug overdoses and alcoholism.

    At anyrate, I think I would have gotten a chuckle out of it if I were Blake.
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    I thought it was funny. Some people just have no sense of humor and take life way too seriously. Shame.

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    It's amazing how two faced some of you are. Do you ever find humor in life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwaa View Post
    It's amazing how two faced some of you are. Do you ever find humor in life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    I thought it was kinda funny, and I'm certainly not going to advocate fabricating charges against someone because of a slightly tasteless joke. I respect all the amendments, not just the 2nd.

    And wait, how could this BG have been shot three times, including IN THE HEAD, by a .45 and still be alive? Everyone knows that a .45 will turn you into a giant pink mist if it even gets close to you, and will knock that pink mist into the next county if it actually DOES hit you.
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    I can't believe I actually read this entire thread. Oh well, it's a slow day and I guess I'm just bored.
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    The good old days SNL rocked with Belushi, Chase and a couple others. The new one blows. I laugh at funny stuff, but not the bad characterization of good folks and made in bad taste.
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    What does David Letterman have to do with this story?

    If I still watched SNL I propbably would have LOL'd, I'm sure there is no harm to the LEO in the story probably poking more fun at the perp.
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