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When Police Attack (Part II)

Just remember kids, tasers are “less lethal” and safe enough to be used by police against you.  But if you try to use one against an officer you get shot.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating for the person now pushing daisies.  What he did was stupid.  But this is a clear example of how escalation of force can go awry.

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Quote of the Day

Tam on Amy Bishop:

This isn’t crazy: This is merely the result of a life of never being told “no”; a life full of self-esteem boosting, where everybody else is sent over from central casting to be extras in The Great Life Of Dr. Bishop. This is what happens when the culture of Everybody’s A Winner spends forty years enabling a pure-t sociopath.

 

A Double Take

When I first read this headline on CNN, Obama promises justice for Christmas terror plotters, I thought, “Wait, he’s going to extend them U.S. Constitutional rights and then give them a get-out-of-jail-free card, just like the others?”  Then I read the article and it looks like the war is going to spread to Yemen.  Oh, and we’re going to spend billions “training and equipping their security forces.”  I wonder how his followers will take this news?

Oh, and one more thing.  We all get to be groped when by the TSA now!  And of course, the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply because these searches are “reasonable.”  Riiiiiiight.  And, a new directive also gives airlines the discretion to take other measures to prevent people from secretly assembling or igniting bombs on aircraft. Those measures include prohibiting people from keeping pillows or blankets, or children, or hands on their laps during the final hour of a flight.

 

Oleg Says

Great leaders seem to think alike:

P.S. If you’re wondering about the word great, remember that Lenin and Mao were held by their respective parties to be great leaders.

 

Hope and Change

To learn what President Obama’s Safe School Czar wants to teach your children, click here.  Warning, it WILL make you sick to your stomach but you should know what The One could be putting in the hands of your children.  By the way, you’re not getting any of this from the MSM.

 

High School Kids, Resource Officers and a Tasers, oh my!

Uncle linked to a story about a TN High School resource officer who used a taser to break up a fight.  We seem to hear about taser insidents more and more often in the news.

I have an issue with tasers.  As I view it, the level of force increases as the threat level increases.  However, using “less-lethal” force distorts the force level to threat level ratio.  Let’s use this story as an example.  Two HS kids get into a fight.  Are weapons present?  No.  One kid dominating the other and about to kill the other?  No.  So rather than jumping in and physically separating the two, which I think is the proper level of force given the threat, the resource officer escalates his force to lethal (yes, less-lethal is still LETHAL!). 

No, the student didn’t die, but that’s not the point.  The officer used excessive force to stop the threat, in my opinion.  What do you think?

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2009 in Needless Deaths, People, Tech

 

Political Threats

Political threats take many shapes and forms.  What does it say about this country when a politician uses the reading of a bill on the Senate floor as a threat?  That’s what Tom Coburn is considering.

Coburn: (threatening) Don’t make me read the health care bill to you!

Blind Followers of Dear Leader: (whining) But, Tom, it’s soooooooooooooo long.  1,990 pages!  Some of us don’t want to read it for a reason.

Coburn: I just want “to make sure everyone has a chance to read the bill.”

H/T – Sebastian

 
 
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