"“On March 14, a Vineland [New Jersey] Municipal Utility meter reader was
reading meters near the Winslow School and St. Isidore’s day care in
Vineland. The meter reader was using an automated electronic device to read
water meters. This device is configured in such a way that it could possibly
be mistaken for a firearm...."
You can imagine what happened.
# Better make them in a different style. Some law enforce may shoot the
# reader. WW
Yep. LAPD just killed a guy who pointed a cellfone. 90 shots fired, IIRC
15 hits. A meter reader wouldn't have a chance.
# In England, isn't it illegal to photo [cellphone] an official in the
# execution of his duties? "execution" now THERE's a good choice of word!
Don't know if it is illegal, but I have heard of people getting hassled for
In the case of LAPD, a car chase was being broadcast on TV. These normally
end with the driver facedown on the pavement and a cop dogpile on top.
This chase ended with the perp fleeing the scene and turning towards the
cops pointing a cellfone as if it were a gun. TV footage seems to vindicate
There was a case, some many years ago, where police were trying to
find an armed suspect on the loose in a neighborhood. A plumber, with
pipe wrench, was emerging from under neath a tight crawl spaced house
and was shot dead, while half of his body was still under the house.
No warning, of any kind, from the police, at all. I can't imagine how
the plumber could possibly look threatening in his obvious crawl
position and he had no clue of the ongoing suspect search.
A once very civilized country where 110 years ago being armed was perfectly
OK and when cops were chasing armed bank robbers in London, they had had no
problems borrowing guns from the citizens, many of whom actually joined in
the Hue and Cry to help the police.
Now the criminals are still well armed, but the citizens are disarmed with
the crime rate steadily rising as even their right to self-defense is being
taken away from them from the nanny-state.
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