Saturday, August 29, 2015
On the edge of war
Is this what it's coming to? A war against cops? Over night a Harris County Sheriff's deputy in uniform was filling his patrol car with gas when he was shot multiple times IN THE BACK and was killed. And don't tell me it was the gun's fault....it didn't go off all by itself!
Do you see the Catch 22? A cop shoots someone who may or may not have been threatening....the shooting may or may not have been justified. People better trained than probably any of us reading this will have to investigate and decide that.
This enrages someone else, who goes off and decides to kill a cop in retaliation, ambush style. Maybe in the back, maybe as he/she sits in their car, maybe after a bogus disturbance call was made and a lone officer responds. BANG! Dead cop. It's actually happening right now every week....read the newspapers.
Now the cops are super edgy. You can cut the tension-filled air with a knife. Everyone they see is a potential cop killer. Even the most laid back, ice cool cop is now on high alert. A perp doing nothing more than breaking into a Coke machine for a couple of dollars is confronted and spins around too fast, his hand in his pocket. The cop freaks and fires. BANG! Dead misdemeanor perp.
This enrages someone else, who goes off and decides to kill a cop in retaliation....
One of these days we're going to see mass police department resignations, or sick-outs, or slow/no responses, and the truly bad guys out there are going to have a field day.
It comes down to this: YOU are responsible for your protection. YOU are the only one you can truly rely on, every time. Can you protect yourself? I'm not talking about vigilante justice here, but if someone comes after you, then what? Who you gonna call to bail you out? *crickets*
Is this what it's coming to? This is insane.