Sunday, September 15, 2013

Why Only Cops Should Have Guns -- Bystanders and Victim Shot

Two stories today.

You may remember that about a year ago, NYPD shot 9 bystanders in Times Square. Their aim has improved. This year, it was only two bystanders.

Two bystanders were shot by New York police officers in Times Square on Saturday night as they opened fire on a mentally disturbed suspect 
Witnesses said police were responding to reports of a 35-year-old man acting strangely at 42nd Port Authority, when two women were caught in the cross fire. 
The women were taken to hospital after being shot in the leg and buttock, in an incident between 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. 
One of the women, who was using a walker, appeared to have been shot in the knee. She was pictured laying on the sidewalk, with blood seeping through her jeans.
The man they were supposedly shooting at was unarmed.

Then there is this story:
A North Carolina police officer fatally shot an unarmed man seeking help after a car accident has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. 
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University(FAMU) football player Jonathan Ferrell, 24, crashed his car down an embankment about 2:30 a.m. and then knocked on the door of a nearby residence looking for help, officials said. 
The homeowner opened the door thinking it was her husband. She closed the door and called 911 when she didn't recognize Mr Ferrell, according to reports.
The woman told police that Mr Ferrell was 'banging on the door viciously,' according to the Charlotte Observer. 
Arriving officers found Mr Ferrell a short distance from the home, he matched a description given by the homeowner, police said in a statement. 
Officers approached Mr Ferrell to investigate the original call.The marooned man was shot with a Taser as he ran toward the officers, the statement said.  
When the Taser did not subdue Mr Ferrell, Officer Randall Kerrick drew his weapon and fired multiple shots at the unarmed former football player - he was soon pronounced dead at the scene, the statement continued.
If either of these events had involved a private citizen shooting an unarmed person, the liberals would have been screaming for the end of concealed carry permits or private gun ownership.

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