Cops in Danger! You Can’t Handle the Truth

Cops in Danger! You Can’t Handle the Truth

Cops in Danger! You Can’t Handle the Truth

“When we expect cops to stop your bleeding, start hearts, change tires, calm the irrational, comfort the heartbroken, control schizophrenics (when doctors can’t), straighten-out unruly students (when five teachers can’t), routinely make perfect life-and-death decisions in split seconds, recite verbatim city, state, and federal case-law and remember intricacies of 2k ‘ general orders,’ all error-free, and in the blink of an eye, while engaged in bizarrely chaotic and dangerous situations in the middle of a cold night, in the rain, we are, as a society, nuts!” ~ Glennon

Today in the UK, there is a crucial shortage of police officers who are willing to be assigned to one of the critically necessary, and expanding, “ armed” units. No one, it seems, wants to volunteer to be issued a duty weapon!

The reason is that in every OIS (officer involved shooting) in the UK, no matter how righteous and reasonable, involved officers are, without fail, viciously second-guessed and denigrated in the press, often prosecuted criminally, and have their lives and careers promptly ruined. Basically, armed UK police officers are told that, if they ever shoot, or even brandish their pistol, it will be for the first, and last, time! Their police career is over at that point, and they ’re spend the rest of their miserable lives on the receiving end of endless criticism, outright lies, political prosecution, and death threats.

Not an attractive career move!

Over here, we’re going the same direction. Every time one of our officers employs deadly force in order to save his own life, our liberal press screams that the officer should have used “alternative methods,” or that he should have allowed the VCA (violent criminal actor) to shoot at him a few times before taking action. When the incident is cross-racial, you can depend on it!