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“You Don’t Need a Gun, the Police Will Protect You”

Posted by V the K at 8:35 am - February 23, 2018.
Filed under: Gun Control

Meh, not so much.

The police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing to enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people.

So, this armed cop stayed outside and did nothing while the violent headcase was slaughtering the sons and daughters of the taxpayers who pay his salary  and… if you recall correctly… the violent headcase simply walked off the school grounds after the shooting and went home. The motto of Broward County law enforcement must be, “To protect and to serve… or go outside and wet our pants.”

The former deputy who did nothing while now has armed police protecting his home. Hm, I wonder if they would stand outside and do nothing if an armed assailant showed up.

And there’s more:

In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making” but deputies did not write up a report on that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz’s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school” — intelligence that was forwarded to the school’s resource officer, with no apparent result.

Good Lord.

Law enforcement in this case was absolutely incompetent at every level. The local police were called to the home of the known threat no fewer than 39 times, and did nothing to protect the community from the known threat. The known threat posted threats to shoot up his school under his own name. Tipped off to this, the FBI did… nothing. And even as known threat was inside the school building killing people, an armed police office stood outside, probably wetting his pants.

Leftists are saying, “You see! You see! A trained cop saw an AR-15 and wet his pants. This proves teachers should not be armed because they would be even less capable of confronting a shooter.” The late Aaron Feis and the JROTC students who shielded their classmates would beg to differ.

Law-abiding American gun owners should not lose our basic Constitutional Rights as a result of the complete, top-to-bottom incompetence of law enforcement. That’s like saying I should lose my driver’s license and have my car confiscated because a cop in another state waved a drunk driver through a checkpoint who went on to smash his car into a minivan and kill people.

Oh, and meanwhile, CNN frets that describing the known threat as violent murderous headcases is hurtful and stigmatizing. (Warning: Super-annoying autoplay vid at link.)



  1. There are too many officers today who say that their only goal is to go home safe at the end of their shift.
    If that is your goal, you shouldn’t be in law enforcement – you should be an accountant.
    Like being a soldier or firefighter, law enforcement isn’t about you and it’s authority and power come with inherent risks; if you can’t handle the risks, don’t ask for the power.

    Comment by Jonathan — February 23, 2018 @ 9:11 am - February 23, 2018

  2. well the fbi has an excuse they were investigating Russia collusion.

    Comment by salg — February 23, 2018 @ 10:19 am - February 23, 2018

  3. After Newtown, my wife and I had a weekend to decide if we would send my teenage son to school on Monday with a pistol. For protection against possible copycats(thanks to media). We decided against. Watching him drive away that morning was…hard. All the schools here had their “Gun Free Zone” signs.

    A few weeks later we find out that some teachers, not all, were armed. Quietly and legally. I’m not going to say how they did it, but skinned cat can be deliciously ironic.

    Useful Idiots on the left and right are now fighting against arming teachers. Because BLOODBATH!!!!!!! A lot of these people don’t understand that the schools their children attend…have had armed teachers for awhile. And I’m not going to tell them.

    Comment by Lobogris — February 23, 2018 @ 11:40 am - February 23, 2018

  4. I am reminded of a lecture in one of my law enforcement classes. Here is the Cliff Notes version.

    The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that police officers and police departments have two responsibilities;

    1. Apprehend and arrest law-breakers.

    2. Gather evidence to aid in the prosecution of law breakers.

    The same courts have also ruled that police officers and police departments cannot be sued or prosecuted for failing to;

    1. Apprehend or arrest law breakers.

    2. Gather evidence.

    3. Prevent a crime from occurring.

    4. Stop a crime in process.

    5. Enforce a court order.

    By this measure, I expect that every law enforcement agency involved in this cluster-flop will get away with their ineptitude. The only question will be whether the school board can get away with their mismanagement. Look up Broward County School District policies. The school district was so greedy for federal tuition dollars that they were retaining students who should have gone to jail or a padded room somewhere.

    Comment by Jay Dee — February 23, 2018 @ 1:03 pm - February 23, 2018

  5. Every court decision on the subject that I ever heard of (Riss vs. New York, Warren vs. District of Columbia, Castle Rock vs. Gonzalez) ruled that police are not liable for failure to prevent a crime or failure to protect a victim.

    Even if all police officers were competent and conscientious (and I believe that most of them are), there is no way that 900,000 cops can protect 300 million civilians from ten million criminals.

    CNN is fixating on Trump’s “sicko” remark as a decoy, to distract from all of the red flags that were ignored in the Florida case.

    I don’t want to stigmatize all mentally ill people, most of whom are not dangerous. But, in this particular case, the person is a mass murderer. He had a history of violent behavior, including assault. (For which he should have been prosecuted; then he would have been a convicted felon, ineligible to legally buy any kind of firearm.) He had a history of abusing animals. (Many violent criminals started out by torturing animals before graduating to humans, which is one more reason why animal abuse should be a felony rather than a misdemeanor.) He had made specific threats on social media.

    Calling him a “sicko” is, if anything, putting it mildly.

    Comment by Tom — February 23, 2018 @ 4:42 pm - February 23, 2018

  6. The real job of the police is to try and find out who killed you. When seconds count, the police will be there in minutes.

    Comment by MikeyParks — February 23, 2018 @ 5:47 pm - February 23, 2018

  7. I am on vacation and posted this on my Facebook:
    I am in the free breakfast area of the Best Western in Atascadero and the news item on the TV that caught my attention was the police officer not entering the school, risking his life to save the lives of children and teachers in that very recent school shooting. Instead, he took up a position outside the school… probably thinking that this position will assure his going home to his own family. (Who knows what was going through his mind, but self preservation was most probably the adrenalin enforced decision. All those calling the officer a coward would probably do the same.) And it is this natural “self-preservation” that would be in my mind the best argument for allowing teachers and staff to conceal-carry that would protect the most lives in such a situation. But, like that teacher who raised against the military being the lowest of the low, saying that bankers and scholars do not join the military, the Left seems to have a picture of an educated elite guiding them (an example of this is their belief that science is a consensus — at least in regard to global warming, not gender). They also have Utopian dreams of men in uniform laying aside self preservation in order to save them. Which is why the statement by William F. Buckley will always remain true: “I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.” Which is why the gulf between the base of the GOP (conservative/libertarian roots) and the base of the Dems (socialist/progressives) will always exist. Doing many of life’s struggles oneself versus expecting others to do it for them.

    Comment by Papa Giorgio — February 23, 2018 @ 11:07 pm - February 23, 2018

  8. The main idea above (I had to explain it to one of Bruce’s FB friends, so I figured I should here as well) is that self preservation would have driven these teachers and staff to end this shooting spree early.

    Comment by Papa Giorgio — February 23, 2018 @ 11:10 pm - February 23, 2018

  9. One of the military’s constant challenges is finding places for those who retire after 20-years or 30-years of excellent service. Recruit them and give them teachers certificates, especially the senior NCOs, and find them teaching positions in our Jr. and Jr. high schools. They already have decades of experience teaching rowdy teenagers technical skills, much of what they do is teaching and training young people. And they would be useful male and female role-models — the Teacher’s Unions will freak-out, …tough.

    And most military NCOs and officers have some firearms training already, many are VERY proficient. And many of these schools are not-necessarily “bad-schools” or in bad neighborhoods so attracting ex-military to these communities shouldn’t be a problem.

    I’m not sure about actively concealed-carry while in the classrooms and hallways, but under the desk or in the desk gun-safes with touch-pad access are a proven technology. Plus there’s the “herd protection factor”; several someones in the school have access and training, but the POS won’t know who or where. Just making it known that a school facility ISN’T a soft-target is a deterrent.

    The current protocol that schools are a gun-free zone is dystopian madness.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — February 24, 2018 @ 2:19 am - February 24, 2018

  10. These shootings are becoming more frequent and more deadly. It hasn’t even been a year since Vegas. There were a lot of unanswered questions and blunders by law enforcement, just as there are in the Florida situation. What it begins to form in my mind is a theory of government involvement and planning for these situations to occur, so that all guns can be confiscated, and will be easier to take over the country by martial law and overthrow.

    Comment by TADFORD — February 24, 2018 @ 4:17 am - February 24, 2018

  11. I would be willing to accept Law Enforcement’s apology if someone had the balls to say “You, Politicians, stop passing so many stupid laws! We can either investigate pronoun misuse or potential violent killers, not both.”

    Unfortunately, we know which one the Politicians would like investigated first….

    Comment by BigJ — February 24, 2018 @ 9:21 am - February 24, 2018

  12. Faster Saves Lives.Org : don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — February 24, 2018 @ 9:50 am - February 24, 2018

  13. I love how CNN’s little town hall thought the solution was not to arm teachers with guns… but with more money! Dear God, a freaking Teacher’s Union plug?! What good will that do?!

    Comment by Sean L — February 24, 2018 @ 2:07 pm - February 24, 2018

  14. It has now been revealed that 4 deputies cowered outside during the killing.

    Comment by Steven — February 24, 2018 @ 5:49 pm - February 24, 2018

  15. He is losing his mind:

    Broward failed America with inaction

    Comment by Cyril — February 24, 2018 @ 10:43 pm - February 24, 2018

  16. I seem to remember the police in the Colorado school shooting several years ago also remained outside while two students were killing other students. They did nothing also and watched a teacher bleed to death with their inaction.

    Comment by Billy Henson — February 25, 2018 @ 10:07 am - February 25, 2018

  17. As I recall, there was some hushed up controversy that suggested at least one of the Columbine victims was shot by police while fleeing the school.

    Comment by V the K — February 25, 2018 @ 1:05 pm - February 25, 2018

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