Might be time for a tune-up


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DukeNukem
November 12, 2010, 04:14 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/11/12/2425221/kc-police-fire-at-backfiring-van.html
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Thought this was an interesting offbeat story about sounds mistaken for gunshots and about misuse of firearms.

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mstrat
November 12, 2010, 04:33 PM
Even in a combat zone it's rarely be acceptible to fire without seeing a weapon.

And this is happening on the streets of the U.S.?! Thank the good Lord there were no children in the back of the van.

millertyme
November 12, 2010, 04:46 PM
Apparently a cruiser had been shot at in the same neighborhood previous to this "incident". Glad to hear the driver of the hoopty wasn't harmed by the inept cops.

cleardiddion
November 12, 2010, 05:08 PM
There's not a room usually between the seat and the firewall of vehicles but you bet I'd find a way to fit if I was the guy in the van.

As for the officers' conduct, rather unacceptable.

cambeul41
November 12, 2010, 05:18 PM
Windows of the police car were apparently shot out by the officers as they exited the patrol car.

Say what?

Shadow 7D
November 12, 2010, 06:25 PM
Well, I guess that he is going to at least get a new van...
maybe the department can find something really nice for him

JTHunter
November 13, 2010, 12:49 AM
Shadow - Well, I guess that he is going to at least get a new van...
Don't bet on it!

QuietEarp
November 13, 2010, 01:55 AM
Cops shouldn't be shooting unless they have an clear threatening target. Bad things happen with stray bullets.

TraditionalCatholic
November 13, 2010, 07:59 AM
Not to be the starter of an argument, so if this interpreted as that, please delete it:

What if the driver of the van had been armed, and had fired back?

CoastieShep
November 13, 2010, 12:04 PM
Well if he fired back at the police, then he's a criminal. If the cops are shooting at me, you'd better believe I'm not returning fire. I'm staying down and making it as obvious as possible that I'm not a threat. Once everything is calmed down, and I'm talking with the cops, that's the time to figure out that I'm not the BG.
But as to the OP, yes, those cops are idiots. They have no business on the police force. I mean seriously, they shot out their own windows as they were getting out of the car. How do you do that without trying?

Shadow 7D
November 13, 2010, 03:43 PM
Depends, probably dead,
but it would, in most places, be self defense, if they kept shooting, if they shot twice and stopped, then the threat isn't there

hemiram
November 14, 2010, 01:20 AM
A cop used to say that we security guards were too "rough" on the lowlifes and whackjobs that we tossed out of the casino I worked at. He even whined to his Sergeant about it when he came in to cart off someone we had arrested for assaulting an employee. The idiot wanted to fight, and we gave him what he wanted. He wasn't hurt badly, just banged up with a broken nose. The sergeant pretty much ignored him. He told us we were "out of control", and needed to "control ourselves".

About a week later, on his way home from work, on his motorcycle, an old couple in their motorhome cut him off, and he emptied the mag on his S&W 59 into the back of it. Nobody was hurt, just terrified. The county paid them off, and the cop lost his job. Of course, a few weeks later, he was working in a casino as a security guard, a supervisor, no less.

JTHunter
November 14, 2010, 11:06 PM
Of course, a few weeks later, he was working in a casino as a security guard, a supervisor, no less.
:eek:

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