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Thursday, February 9th, 2012

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57 Responses to “Lunch Links”

  1. #1 |  Mark Kimsey | 

    “I assume that Mr. Kimsey is a LEO and perhaps a member of a SWAT Team.”

    LEO? Yes.

    Member of the SWAT Team? No.

    “Mr. Kimsey, please inform me of the community that has been overrun by terrorists because of the lack of a ‘properly armed, and trained, LE groups are scaring them (terrorists) off’.”

    I can’t inform you of that. Thankfully, ‘properly armed, and trained, LE groups’ are present and therefore, no community “has been overrun by terrorists.”

    Pretty simple math, here.

  2. #2 |  Mark Kimsey | 

    “This is what makes his comments difficult to decipher from those of a reactionary, my-color-will-always-be-better-than-your-color, partisan troll.”

    You don’t know my ‘color’ and therefore your statement is inherently racist.

    I’m cool with the “partisan troll” thing, though.

  3. #3 |  Mark Kimsey | 

    “Mr. Kimsey comes off (just like all too many cops and an even higher percentage of SWAT cops) as a real ass.”

    I’ll cop to the ‘real ass’ thing.

    I deny begin a part of the Sit, Wait And Talk folks.

    Radley will have to speak to that.

  4. #4 |  Mark Kimsey | 

    “Fortunately, the $1,000 Beach Fine is not true”

    Whoa! Radley posted, proliferated, threw gas on and proffered something that was not true?

    Say it ain’t so!

  5. #5 |  Les | 

    Mark, you haven’t yet explained why you believe that every rural town in America needs a SWAT team to protect it from terrorists.

    Also, could you give a sample of the “pretty simple math” that demonstrates how having SWAT teams have prevented terrorist attacks in rural towns?

    Why do you think terrorists haven’t attacked all the rural towns in America that don’t have SWAT teams?

    Finally, considering that terrorists are obviously not interested in attacking unprotected small towns, why are you so very frightened of terrorists?

  6. #6 |  H. Rearden | 

    Pretty simple math, here.

    Obviously, math is not your strong suit.

    How can you believe that the presence of ‘properly armed, and trained, LE groups’ prevent terrorist activity when the thought of arrest or punishment is not a deterrent to a terrorist? I’m sure it’s a mixture of both, but do you think that LE’s function is more to prevent crime or investigate crime after it has occurred?

  7. #7 |  c andrew | 

    Mr. Kimsey’s displayed attitude here is excellent evidence of why LEO’s of all stripes should be stripped of their qualified immunity. If they were subject to the same laws and consequences as the rest of us, perhaps they might be capable of understanding the difference between an error in transcription in an article that was corrected and the actual harm done to citizens by police officers acting in illegitimately in their use of force.

    I find it interesting that Mr. Kimsey is outraged beyond reason by the first and blase’ about the incidences of the second. This all indicates that he thinks that he is the rightful member of a privileged class and that their actions are all beyond reproach but anything critical of those actions is beyond the pale.

    The old French aristocracy had a better grasp on proportionality and morality than their modern incarnation, the Law Enforcement Officer.