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Local news channel reports over 150 LE vehicles in area,
the news chooper shows it as it is hundreds of LE in the area
with DHS armored tanks, etc.
I would say expect some new legislation banning automatic
weapons in CA soon, coming from Diane F.
You mean semi-auto?
reply to post by Eryiedes
Being shot as a cop is not in the job description either.
Cops wear guns because they are at risk of being shot at.
Liquor stores have shotguns under the counter because we are at risk of being held up.
bank tellers are behind walls of bullet proof glass because they are at risk of being held up.
Risk and job descriptions arent the same thing.
You suggest officers are paid to be shot at....
reply to post by tadaman
Your logic is akin to saying a farmer who owns a shotgun is no more prepared to fight terrorism (because hey, terrorists can strike anywhere, right?) than a soldier actively thrust into a war zone.
Having violence brought against them IS whether club, chain, gun or vehicle...just as it is with a soldier.
Not in England and many other places they don't.
We have no need of shotguns or weapons in our liquor stores.
Our banks don't need that either.
You honestly believe that "risk" ISN'T the actual job? That is a dreadful mistake.
If they are worried about leaving behind loved ones then perhaps a desk job in law enforcement might suit them better. Aside from that when you grab the bull by the tail...sometimes you get the horns.
Getting killed or injured is just the reality of the profession and those who think contrary will find they are sorely mistaken. With the current social climate, they are GOING to get shot at a whole lot more, you can count on that.
You want to believe they serve a different purpose...that's your right.
You want to call them "heroes"...go right ahead.
You want to imply "I am glad they are dead" or "They deserve it"...you're overreacting.
This guy has nothing to live for so in my opinion I think this guy will cause as much hell as possible til he has one bullet left and end his own life.
reply to post by Eryiedes
I dont "inform" myself by youtube videos. LOL.....try again.
WAR is not akin to law enforcement. Where on earth did you get that load of BS from? SO you see police officers in the same dehumanising light as soldiers....I see. Interesting. Says allot about you.
So police that are CODE ENFORCERS are the same as soldiers who are sent to KILL THE ENEMY of their country? No. You cant be that blind. SO I will just assume you are being facetious to push your little narrow mindset that they are not people as a soldier is not a person to you.... lame.
Good for them. If the US was as small as that little island with as small as a population as it, and with a less violent breed of criminals, we wouldnt either. Want a medal or something? How is that even relevant. They do respond with guns though, WHEN DEALING WITH GUNS....or do they just run to get shot one after another once a gun is drawn on a peace officer...?
Again...good for you. Try that in NYC in the middle of various low income neighborhoods with a revolving door to prison. My shoes, dont tell me how they fit.
They are blessed then. Good thing this didnt happen there or your argument might make some sense and be relevant to this subject...
No. They arent in fact paid to die. They arent paid to kill so why would they EXPECT to die? They are paid for CODE ENFORCEMENT. No where does it say that they MUST draw their gun or that they MUST find a gun wielding criminal to validate their pay.
Well you are entitled to keep your narrow little view of a fellow human being. You are entitled to your opinion that their loss of life is expected and thus not a tragedy.
Thats on you bub.
I will continue to see them as HUMANS like the rest of us. I will be sorrowful of their loss as I would if you get seriously hurt one day...karma....just saying.
The whole issue I had was with you DEHUMANISING them, and you know that. They are people just like us, and in this case they are MY PEOPLE. My countrymen and not just that. People who know the risk of their profession, BUT regardless put on a uniform (BULLSEYE) and go out to serve the vast majority of us without any ulterior motives beyond fulfilling their inner calling of public service.
Get to know a cop. They arent figments of your imagination from "cyborg drone comic book land"....
They are people. That is undeniable.