Lunch Links

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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52 Responses to “Lunch Links”

  1. #1 |  Toastrider | 

    Too many police departments nowadays are too happy to ‘escalate’ to lethal force immediately, instead of using the bare minimum to defuse the situation.

    Reminds me of a story I heard, a while back. Guy joined the police department. During his time as a patrolman, he got into an encounter with a fellow with a knife.

    Unfortunately, cop was a member in good standing in the Society for Creative Anachronisms — and had learned quite a bit about hand to hand melee. He drew his baton and nailed the knife-wielder across the forehead with a snap-draw hit. Bonk, down he goes.

    But when the reports were filed, the cop was actually /reprimanded/ — because policy was to /shoot/ someone like that.

    There’s the problem in a nutshell right there. When you’re given carte blanche to use a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

  2. #2 |  delta | 

    #51: Noted. Good for him, a pox on the department.