Tuesday, May 25, 2010
"City cops are livid over a legislative proposal that could handcuff the brave officers involved in life-and-death confrontations every day -- requiring them to shoot gun-wielding suspects in the arm or leg rather than shoot to kill, The Post has learned.
The "minimum force" bill, which surfaced in the Assembly last week, seeks to amend the state penal codes' "justification" clause that allows an officer the right to kill a thug if he feels his life or someone else's is in imminent danger.
The bill -- drafted in the wake of Sean Bell's controversial police shooting death -- would force officers to use their weapons "with the intent to stop, rather than kill" a suspect. They would be mandated to "shoot a suspect in the arm or the leg."
Now, I don't for a moment believe that this legislation has a snowballs chance in hell of actually passing. Just like I thought Barack Obama to be virtually unelectable.
NOBODY can be that dumb, thought I, and was once again rebuked by the leftwing idiots who've no core system of beliefs to see them through the night.
It's gotta be hell being them. Sometimes. Make that most of the times. The problem with NYC cops shooting up the neighborhood whenever an ice cream truck operator drops his change machine and the impact sounds, to the nervous boys in blue, like a dozen Russian/space alien/drug cartel machineguns going off all at once, is at least twofold. One, they are surrounded by animals, and B, they can only hit two things with any degree of accuracy; the sky, and the ground.
And neither reality is changing anytime soon.
Certain ranks among the citizenry are not suddenly achieving even a degree of humanity no matter how many marches Al Sharpton leads down Broadway, and, in the heat of battle, drawing and shooting at someone's gun hand only happens when the Lone Ranger is in town. And so what if one DOES happen to impact the offending anatomy? There's a good reason even damned good cops learn to shoot center of mass with great force and rapidity.
Clayton Moore notwithstanding, it is one of the surefire manners in which to end a threat. Head shots are of course even more desirable, but that is another story for another day.