Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sheriff's Sharpshooter Ends High Speed Pursuit with Shots from Helicopter


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So we have a high speed pursuit, at times exceeding 100 mph onto oncoming traffic on the interstate, that ends with the driver 'allegedly' being shot by a Sheriff's Office "Sharpshooter" from a helicopter.

Was the car being used as a deadly weapon at this point? I would say yes.

Was the shooting of the driver from a helicopter the last resort to end this potentially fatal (to innocent bystanders) chase? Maybe.

I think of that scene from the movie Black Hawk down where they put a round into the engine block of Somali warlord Osman Ali Atto's car to disable it so they could arrest him. Would disabling the fleeing driver's car in this manner have been a viable option instead of shooting him? I wasn't there so I couldn't make that call, but Monday morning quarterbacking this incident, one could speculate that by shooting the driver instead of disabling his vehicle may have caused him to collide with that other car, injuring its occupants. Disabling the vehicle by shooting at the engine may have prevented the collision as the driver would still have some control of the vehicle despite it being rendered inoperable.

Would the chase have been extended by a suspect on foot and further endanger the lives of others if he was armed? Possibly. Or he may have just given up. We'll never know.

Just my observation.

Anyone want to chime in on this? Do you think it was justified? If so, was it right?

Friday, September 4, 2015

Checking In...


So what has everyone been up to these past 6 months? Life has really grabbed me by the lapels and demanded my attention and taken my time away from other things, such as this blog. Every time I sit down to post, something comes up and I am unable to do it.

Anyway, so we have the usual circus of fools vying to be the nominee for President. I don't think it matters so much who is in the Oval Office as much as it matters who is in Congress. We were supposed to have a Congress that would be able to stop the Muslim appeaser we have now. But what did they do? They passed just about everything he wanted. Spineless leaders like Boehner fell over with the slightest passing of gas from the next state over. And the rest of them continue to allow him to hold his Speaker of the  House position with out any backlash. Sick of it all.

I was going to type out a long rant, but I don't know about anything anymore. The world is turned upside-down. All I can do is focus on providing for my family and prepping for the worst. We haven't even seen the beginning of that yet.

I'll post something of more substance when I can get myself to formulate a clear message.

Keep resisting.