Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Armed citizen saves cop, incident ignored by media. Police chief refuses to acknowledge that citizen saved cop's life.

Armed Citizen Stops Violent Attack on Cop.
Two concerns here. First:
Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer’s life.
True. It’s impossible to know if Stevens saved Harrison’s life. That would require some sort of concurrent, alternate reality where Stevens didn’t intervene, then comparing the two outcomes. Life isn’t a tidy double-blind clinical trial.
The FBI reports that in 2010, 19 police officers were slain while alone on patrol. Seven officers were killed with their own weapons. Of 56 officers killed, 16 had fired their own weapons, as Harrison did.
Second: Only local station WAFB reported this incident. FBI Supplemental Homicide Reports show that private citizens killed police attackers only three times annually since 2000. Yet an unusual and compelling story of self-defense by a concealed carry licensee gets mentioned only by local media. Media blackouts allow anti-rights propagandists to continue claiming that self-defense incidents are rare, so banning concealed carry wouldn’t be an imposition.


Paul said...

For a more detailed account, see http://www.theshootist.net/2009/01/one-man-got-involved-perry_12.html

This event took place in February, 2006.

Anonymous said...

About NYPD...I know a few. I even did a ride along. I know some of the terminology...the mentality. Most of the cops in NYPD cannot shoot. Yea...you heard me...their skills suck. My NYPD friend, had laughed when he told he hadn't fired his gun in a year since qualifying. Even said his gun didn't fire the first time using it for practice for his new qualy because it was seized from lack of care.

I asked why he doesn't practice every week or what have. Said that's just for "buffs". What's a buff I said? Someone who takes their job seriously. Whoa! You mean an officer that probably trains and works out and takes the law serious? Nooooo way! Buffs, at the NYPD, are ostracized. I guess like Serpico was. Guaranteed none of the cops at the Empire State shooting were "buffs".

Anonymous said...

Take that bloomie!
Clingers 1 dirtbags nothing!!

SWIFT said...

NYPD is not alone in neglect of weapons and training. Major metro areas in the east are equally deficient. Smaller towns have an edge because of peer pressure. It is the slob that is ostracized.

Longbow said...

See my previous comment. Here is a perfect opportunity.


Once again, the silence is deafening.