posted on Jul, 31 2019 @ 09:15 AM
a reply to: tanstaafl
I agree that laws should not be passed for single situations. As a matter of fact, I think laws should not be passed at all unless the situations they
address create an unreasonable danger to people.
The thing is, this does cause an unreasonable danger to people. Say a cop has pulled someone over for speeding, and is watching the guy reach for his
glove box to retrieve his paperwork. Now say, there's some object in the glovebox that falls out as he opens it. The cop is watching for a weapon,
actually expecting a weapon if he's smart, and then, suddenly, a blast of cold water hits him in the back of the head. How likely is he at that moment
to shoot an innocent man as opposed to if he isn't surprised by the water?
No, this is extremely dangerous.
Not to mention, there are things like cell phones that might be in his pocket that could be irreparably damaged by the water... on a clear day,
there's no need to worry about them getting wet. He's wearing a gun, which could rust if not cleaned almost immediately. Holsters are designed to
prevent water from above in the case of rain, not to protect the gun from water thrown.
There are already criminal mischief laws that are being used to prosecute these thugs (and yes, they become thugs when they take any violent action
against another, especially a police officer), but the thugs keep coming. I just heard a report where some traffic cops, who in New York are
apparently not even actual cops but civilian employees of the NYPD, were splashed with water. They are being held on "interfering with a government
employee in the performance of their duties."
So if the laws on the books are not enough... well...