Blake ought to sue David Letterman.
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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.”
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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The SNL crew are a bunch of losers. That's why they're all either dead or in rehab.
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I love SNL, and what happened to the first amendment? bust a sketch comedy show for joking?
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.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
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 reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.
I thought it was funny. Some people just have no sense of humor and take life way too seriously. Shame.
It's amazing how two faced some of you are. Do you ever find humor in life?
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You are not paranoid if They are actually out to get you, however, They probably are not and you probably are.
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.
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.
Last edited by joker1; October 13th, 2010 at 10:14 AM.
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