Watch them try to use this to strip former LEOs and Military veterans of their gun rights. The "they're suffering from PTSD, or other issues, and with their high level of training, can no longer be trusted with weapons" argument might get a few backers with this as an example.I'm just glad that the guy is black so Obama can't say shit!
NopeMan,I thought the same thing! "Never let a good crisis go to waste"
The media is really stretching this one because first the guy was dismissed from the navy as a lieutenant. When I sit on hiring boards and I hear a guy left the military as a lieutenant, it is a red flag for me because I have to ask why I guy would leave the military at the beginning of their career. Most of the time they were dismissed because of lack of character or some other deficiency. Next calling this guy LAPD is a stretch because he didn't make it through probation for lack of candor. He hasn't had any specialized training and is by his own admittance, an Obama supporting, Anti-gun Feinstein supporting liberal nut case.Watch them try to use this to strip former LEOs and Military veterans of their gun rights. The "they're suffering from PTSD, or other issues, and with their high level of training, can no longer be trusted with weapons" argument might get a few backers with this as an example.
Your right, my bad! He was a reservist for 10 years.You may be confused. A lieutenant in the Navy is the same as a Captain in the Army. Therefore,he may have been in for 10 years
Very good points and it's true that bad people do slip through the cracks. Once a person is hired, especially in the federal law enforcement it can be very difficult to get rid of them. Remember a law enforcement officer has seconds to make a decision that everyone else gets to armchair quarterback as long as they want.Yeah, that is what is being said! There is no - Line of Silence - of any color. What a silly thing to say. Cops are a very dedicated and hard-working group of people, trying to provide a difficult service under difficult circumstances that are only negatively compounded by mindless and reckless commentary from those who are wholly unqualified to express an opinion. Just like with everyone else sometimes individuals make mistakes, and because their business is often life and death, those rare mistakes are sometimes tragic. It does not happen often, though. Accountants, plumbers, mechanics, salesmen, etc. make mistakes too but they don't operate in an environment where everyone else in another occupation is an expert on how the job should be done and their decisions rarely involve deadly force issues.
If you are not capable of recognizing that a seriously disturbed criminal might make outrageous claims, I certainly am not interested in your evaluation of the quality and competence of LEO's in the U.S. The bad guy never even completed probation as a police officer. He was/is clearly as much a law enforcement expert as some of you on this forum who have elected to express uninformed, unintelligent, and ridiculous opinions.
Blue line of silence is really a creation of Hollywood. There are laws in place that if a law enforcement officer or agent does not speak, he is held to same punishment. Google nonfeasance, malfeasance, and misfeasance.And noones saying there arent honest good LEO's out there. Were worried about the bad ones though. Could the good ones please break that Blue Line of Silence and then we might be able to move on from this. Like the creepy guys manifesto said.
There are many federal workers sitting in federal prison that would argue that point. There whole agencies that do nothing but investigate federal/state agencies for illegal activity and anyone that knew but didn't say anything is held accountable. It is hard to fire federal employees because of the unions but that is changing.That is crap. Laws mean little these days,especially for any gov worker
I agree that this does happen too much but remember mistakes happen and these always take center stage on the evening news. It seems to happen all the time but it's actually very rare. Also do you know that if the NYPD was to become a military force that it would be the fifth largest in the world! That is a lot of people and the same goes with the LAPD. Imagine the logistics!I have a problem with all the trigger happy ones. 2 women were shot . 9 civilians were shot in NYC by careless cops. This crap often happens
I can't speak for the NYPD because I have never been there. I do agree that the people truly responsible don't get charged. I think Obama, holder, and everyone responsible for Fast and Furious should be tried and hung!I'm quite familiar with NYC. Those cops trample on the rights of people every hour. Those aren't "mistakes". Normal people are afraid to even speak to them,and try to stay away. The cops there are not respected,they are feared