Skip to comments.Tie a yellow ribbon [Mark Steyn]
Posted on 04/04/2009 6:31:02 PM PDT by Chickensoup
Tie a yellow ribbon [Mark Steyn]
A few days ago in The Corner, I mentioned the South Yorkshire Police, who sat outside watching as a young couple and their children burned to death, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who sat outside a Greyhound bus for four hours watching a cannibal slice body parts off his victim and eat them. Now from Binghamton:
One receptionist was killed, while the other, shot in the abdomen, pretended to be dead and then crawled under a desk and called 911, he said.
Police said they arrived within two minutes...
Police heard no gunfire after they arrived but waited for about an hour before entering the building to make sure it was safe for officers.
What's the point of calling 911 if they arrive within two minutes and then sit outside for the rest of the day to "make sure it's safe"?
At the Dawson College shooting in Montreal a couple of years ago, a couple of officers happened on the scene to investigate an unrelated drugs incident, called for back-up, entered the building with guns drawn, and shot the shooter - all in three minutes.
If you ever have to call 911, it may be worth requesting that kind of service rather than the world's most heavily armed and lavished equipped yellow-tape installers.
04/04 10:05 AMShare
“What’s the point of calling 911 if they arrive within two minutes and then sit outside for the rest of the day to “make sure it’s safe”? “
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I SEARCHED! AND SEARCHED!!
It’s cheaper to let a citizen die or be harmed than to risk a dead officer. Apparently.
It all depends what city you are in. Most cities are lib-fascist controlled, and the police are hogtied by political correctness. In Sacramento, California, for example, the police department spends most of its time investigating itself for non-existent “racial sterotyping”, and training in domestic violence. The funny thing is, they’ve already purged many of the european-american males, so while they are busy calling themselves racists, they are also mostly minority. I think it’s time to start thinking about hiring private security and ditching government police forces. They aren’t up to the task and they are becoming agents of socialist government.
I could understand them waiting if they had no inside contact, but they did.
“To Serve and Protect” . That “motto” appears on many police cars.
I say , if a cop is not under direct fire, he should be advancing toward the incident.
Who knows how maany lives might be saved if the perp directs his attention to the only other armed person on the scene.
You can’t expect fat officers to move fast. Givem breakkkk
*than to risk a dead officer*
4 Police Officers killed last week in Oakland
3 Police Officers killed yesterday in Pittsburgh
Yeah? Sounds pricey.
Active shooter! Hide outside!
(Note that I realize that many, if not most, cops would want to go right in, but their SOP and desk-jockey/office-pogue leadership won't allow them to.)
Just as with 9-11, the ONLY thing that would have had a CHANCE of stopping, or limiting, these tragedies, is a law-abiding person (or pilot, in the case of 9-11) who is ONSITE and carrying a deadly weapon (normally, a handgun hidden in a holster used for Concealed-Carry).
As Steyn says, "the world's most heavily armed and lavished equipped yellow-tape installers" are essentially, USELESS in stopping these, thankfully, RARE incidents.
No problem with me, that’s why I said some other comments are here. I am fine with articles being posted at different times so everyone gets to see them. I know I can not be here all day every day.
I’m going this week for my permit. I’ve been saving and found the perfect gun for me. A lightweight 38 special. I like that’s lighter and can carry in my purse.
It happens. I’ve done that and found nothing.
“I am fine with articles being posted at different times so everyone gets to see them. I know I can not be here all day every day.”
Yeah, but what are we going to do when we run out of letters?
My Grammy always said, “Waste not, want not!”
Ok we probably don’t have all the facts we need in these cases, but just as a mental exercise, might it not be better if we contracted out police duties? If market forces do what they do in other industries, competition would force better police response in such situations.
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