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