Active shooters, public safety, and you

If you expect law enforcement to protect life, limb, and property, you’re operating at your own risk.

From CBS:

Law enforcement agencies have begun adopting a new policy on so-called “active shooters,” encouraging civilians to take safety into their own hands and take down gunmen who threaten them at work or school.

This approach is gaining momentum in the wake of tragic incidents in Newtown, Connecticut and the Oikos University shooting in Oakland.

Too bad such policies weren’t in place at Fort Hood. Recall that “workplace violence” is suspected in the deaths of 13 from the Fort Hood community, the death of an unborn child, and where 29 were wounded. (Not that the Army can trust their soldiers to carry weapons on post, of course.)

The emphasis on police work these days, at least in Southern California, seems to be 1) “officer safety,” 2) paramilitary tactics, 3) jobs, and 4) cleaning up the mess.

To paraphrase a secular prophet, have lawyers, guns, and money, and not in that order.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on February 21, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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