And speaking of whack jobs, pressure is building for the East Palo Alto, CA, PD to step up and do something about their Detective Roderick Tuason, who posted this statement on a friend's FaceBook page after an Open Carry advocate carried an unloaded AR to a meeting at a local restaurant:
Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night! Should’ve pulled out the AR and prone them all out! And if one of them made a furtive movement… 2 weeks off!!!"Two weeks off" is, of course, cop-speak for killing the person, shooting him or her in the back. FaceBook has pulled down the page, but Kevin Thomason's OAKLANDER blog has the complete exchange. He also has contact information for the PD. As Sebastian has noted in SNOWFLAKES IN HELL:
I have no problem with an officer exercising reasonable care when approaching armed persons, but I’m fairly certain in most other states, officers are trained in how to do this without having to prone and threaten every armed person they come across. In most other states, this would, in fact, rise to the level of a civil rights lawsuit.This kind of comment is indeed inappropriate...let's go back to our discussion yesterday on bigotry and substitute a different group for legal gun owners in that comment: "Sounds like you had someone practicing their right to sit in any seat they want on the bus last night! Should've pulled out the AR and prone them all! And of one of those 'African Americans' made a furtive move...two weeks off!!!" "Sounds like you had someone practicing their right to hold hands with someone of the same sex last night! Should've pulled out the AR and prone them all! And of one of those 'alternative lifestylers' made a furtive move...two weeks off!!!"
Simple truth...yes, LEOs are held to a higher standard that the gossips on Entertainment Tonight...that's why they have the power of arrest. If that bothers you, I suggest you stay out of law enforcement. If you're incapable of not engaging in blood splatter fantasies against citizens exercising a Constitutional right, should you be on the street? I would say no.