I can understand shooting an advancing pit bull, but I've never seen
an attack corgi, have you? http://fwd4.me/NpV Vicious!
If his parents are druggies, the kid probably already does. <shrug>
I think it might be a good idea to closely check the stories of the
team who entered and those who shot. Methinks it might have been a
newbie, all hopped up on adrenaline, who took the dogs down.
Indeed. I can see why they went armed into a house which was
suspected of -large- quantities of pot. Bigger dealers are usually
armed to protect their large values of the drugs. It's why I carry
when I got out taking photos of the hills, hiking back to waterfalls
and such. If I run across a pot field, I'm outta there, but I have my
P.S: Whatever happened to the SWAT teams using beanbag guns during
residential takedowns? I thought all towns had bought into those
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless,
and the honest desire to help other people, will, in
the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.
-- John Ruskin
What a comforting thought, Norbert the Newbie with an automatic weapon,
busting down your door to save you from the bad guys. The people who train
and test SWAT teams make a point of finding those guys, one of their
favorite tricks being manipulating the SWAT team into shooting the hostages
in training scenarios (with Simunitions or paintball guns). Trigger-happy
rookies are not supposed to be on the team--this is what happens when they
try to turn county-mounties into Delta Force.
A few months ago, and a few blocks from my front door, an FBI agent was
killed after an early morning raid on a local drug dealer. They broke
down the door,the guy escaped out the back door whilst his wife, also a
crack head, shot and killed the FBI agent, claiming she thought he was
Personally, I have little trust in government, and less for crack heads.
I know it's easy to judge from either side when you are at home, typing
in your underwear, sipping coffee.
Please don't tell Obama what comes after a Trillion!
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