Please Don’t Hesitate, Lady

According to Law Enforcement Targets’ flacks, 

I found while speaking with officers and trainers in the law enforcement community that there is a hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition (one officer explaining that he enlarged photos of his own kids to use as targets so that he would not be caught off guard with such a drastically new experience while on duty). This hesitation time may be only seconds but that is not acceptable when officers are losing their lives in these same situations.…If that initial hesitation time can be cut down due to range experience, the officer and community are better served.

(Reason.com.)

Here’s one of the targets he’s talking about:

Woman in Nursery Target

I guess there might be a situation in which the cop in the nursery facing the armed pregnant woman could be in the right. I can conceive of a scenario in which by taking the life of the woman and her baby might better “serve the community” than by holstering his gun and backing away. Such a scenario is highly unlikely, and hardly worth spending 99¢ to buy a target to prepare for.

Man With Shotgun in House

(Image via Infowars.)

More likely, the cop facing the pregnant woman with the gun in her house has screwed up to get himself into that situation. ”No more hesitation,” say the cops, but unless you think a cop’s life worth more than that of a human being protecting her family and her property, hesitation is appropriate.

Good riddance to the cop who wants to learn not to hesitate, and especially to the badged psychopath who “enlarged photos of his own kids to use as targets.” May a hostile older man get you before you screw your children up too badly.

About Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett got his letter of marque from the Supreme Court of Texas in May 1995. He is famous for having no sense of humor when it comes to totalitarianism.
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8 Responses to Please Don’t Hesitate, Lady

  1. Charles B. "Brad" Frye says:

    As a young lawyer, the police attitude of “us vs. them” used to bother me. I got over it. In fact, I adopted it.

  2. Mark's Dad says:

    It didn’t take you long to get results. This is from the Law Enforcement Targets website minutes after you posted the blog:

    https://www.letshooting.com/let/spotlight_image.php

  3. Ric Moore says:

    God forbid, someone hesitates to pull a trigger. It’s also a good practice to shoot the family dog when it growls at a police “intruder”. Damn that hand licking Border Collie. BANG! Who’s next?

    “Sarge, this 6 year old looks mean, can I shoot him?” “Don’t HESITATE!!”

  4. Brad Walters says:

    Apparently the cops in LA who were after Dorner had this kind of no hesitation shoot before you know what is happening training when they opened fire on three individuals who did not come close to the description of a 235 lb black man. Oh well the taxpayers can afford a few million in payouts for assaulting innocent citizens rather than protecting and serving them. I don’t like that officer safety is somehow more important than mine or yours.

  5. Rob Robertson says:

    I clicked on the link in Mark’s Dad comment and note that the targets have been taken offline. Funny how the bugs scatter when you turn the lights on.

  6. Mark Kernich says:

    Someone needs to get the guy who put his kid’s faces in front of his gun before he does more harm. That is really creepy. I’m sure if he wasn’t in uniform there’d be grounds to do something about him. Then again, with guns and America anything goes, right?

    :)

  7. Ron in Houston says:

    A very prominent family law attorney with a distinct libertarian bent was bemoaning the militarization of our police force. The best cops I know have a good dose of compassion. I suppose this fits with the whole idea of psychopathic cops. The less empathy and compassion a person with power has, the greater the danger to those they interact with.

    • Ric Moore says:

      Sounds like you’re describing an inmate in a Super Maxx. Same mindset. I was taught that if your mindset was “False-Normal”, then you would be put into “Forced Normal” … with “Normal” being a healthy mindset. Hrmmmmmm… at least that is what I was taught in a rehab group. :) Ric

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