posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 12:16 PM
THis is another example of the incompetancy of US policing. In LA they unloaded 91 rounds into a explorer going about 5-8 MPH. A dozen cops had the
vehicle surrounded. Know how many actually hit their intended target. 2.
Cops need to do much more training in terms of using their firearms under stress conditions. Anybody can shoot at a range, using the gun effectively
or not at all is very different in real life under stress.
The real question is...how much of a stressful situation is a kid answering the door you just knocked on holding a playstation controller in his
hands. At least let the kid put the 'gun' in a low high ready position. You know the one people asume right before they intend to even aim a gun to
pull the trigger.
Just cause you are carring a gun does not mean you are hostile, other police forces know this and act profesionally. So why are american police
forces changing the rules of engagement to all personel declared hostile-free fire zone. Shoot first and at any sign of conflict weather its an
exchange of words to a hurtful finger gesture-real mature and professional. Or do cops have such bad situational awareness and social skills that
they can't read even the most basic of human body posture.
I think that most US cops are basically insecure. They feel powerless in their own personal life so they will become a cop to mask their
insecurities and control others, usually with negative public opinion. It's not because they are doing their jobs. It's how poorley they do their
jobs that disapoint the american population.
I have friends in the marines over in Iraq. They ALL say, even guys in different units, that the reserve units made mostly of cops etc... are all
reckless, incompetant in comparison to real marines, and usually abuse their detainees and POW much more than the regular guys. They also say that
they hot dog, hang back and don't engage the difficult challenges so that they can kick in doors of random people in the random villages they pass
through. Not man enough to be hanging or respected by the real marine units that are lifting their slack, and insecure enough to kick around
villagers for fun. Then they return home and pull you over on the freeway and want to taser you because your head light burned out. Although
they'll say you were uncooperative because you took too long to find your registration.