Skip to comments.CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”
Posted on 08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Dont Cops Shoot to Wound? By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014
On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police werent instructed to shoot to injure, instead of kill,
talkingpointsmemo.com reports. Blitzers questions arose during a discussion on the unfurling conflict in Ferguson, Mo. over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. They often shoot to kill, Blitzer said of police. Why do they have to shoot to kill? Why cant they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think theyre in danger. Why cant they shoot to, injure, shall we say? Why do they have to shoot to kill? [Click here to watch the clip] TTAG reader F reckons Blitzers ignorance . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at thetruthaboutguns.com ...
Hmmmm .... just protecting the interests of their constituency? A "workplace safety" bill for robbers, rapists, and murderers?
As a 12 year old, having watched too many police dramas on tv, I asked that question in a Q & A session after a tour of the FBI building in Washington DC. The agent responded “we aim for the largest target which is the torso. It’s not our fault that’s where most of the vital organs are.” That drew a laugh from the audience.
Why don’t news reporters report to report?
They do shoot to wound, that’s what happens when you get shot. You get wounded.
Not everybody survived their wounds.
I want to see the toxicology report.
Was this dude high on something?
During the infamous Rodney King beating, we learned that King was high on drugs. That’s why he couldn’t be subdued with lesser means of apprehending a suspect.
Could this Brown dude have been high, was shot, but kept charging the officer?
There is an untold story to this whole incident. The liberals and race baiters wanted this to be all about racism, and how cops shoot innocent young black men for no reason.
Clearly there is a lot more to this story than that. We’ll see how this plays out. As more information comes out, this incident becomes far more complex than a racist cop shooting an innocent young black man.
They don’t want to report, they want to “Change the World.”
If someone is charging at or attacking an armed, uniformed Police Officer, then trust me, that person is not planning on only “harming” or “warning” that officer! The person attacking that Police Officer is planning to KILL the cop with EXTREME PREJUDICE, so as to better their chances of getting away!
So, Wolf wants to know what cops have to shoot to kill, those who plan on killing them?!?
I mean, really, even a leftist idiot like Wolf isn’t actually asking this stupid of a question - is he?!?!
John Wayne Shootout clip 19488
I guess it never occurred to him that a warning shot fired into the air has to eventually come down someplace.
On the other hand, he may be tipping us off that the MSM knows now that Brownie needed to be stopped with force.
And besides,why would a cop shoot and WOUND a sweet gentle giant who had his hands in the air saying don’t shoot?
As the narrative falls apart AGAIN, the MSM weeps.
I will never forget that episode of Jeopardy! It’s one of my all-time favorites! Andy Richter just tore it up, and Wolf showed what a complete moron he was. If you aren’t sure that you know the answer, don’t buzz in. Ole Wolf still thinks he knows everything.
CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Dont Cops Shoot to Wound?
Maybe because criminals don’t usually shoot, or attack, to “wound”?
Excellent article written by a trauma surgeon:
Stopping Power: Myths, Legends, and Realities
When it comes to claims about the effectiveness of handgun ammo, dont believe the hype.
January 16, 2013 | by Sydney Vail, MD
As a trauma surgeon and a tactical medical specialist, I am often asked by law enforcement officers what caliber and type of handgun ammunition offers the most stopping power. I cant answer that question. Let me explain why.
Now we need to go back a step and define stopping power. Is it the ability of a particular ammunition to:
Immediately incapacitate a threat?
Eventually incapacitate a threat?
Slow down a threat?
Render a person less able to remain a threat?
Knock the threat to the ground?
The ultimate stopping power rests with your training with your weapon system. Accurate hits in any reasonable caliber will stop a person if that person has experienced enough brain or spinal cord damage to interrupt regular neurologic impulses from reaching vital areas of the body or the person has hemorrhaged enough blood to lower his or her blood pressure where the brain no longer is able to function well. You can also stop a person if a major bone shatters after a bullet injures it, but does that stop the fight?
Read all of the article at: http://www.policemag.com/channel/weapons/articles/2013/01/stopping-power-myths-legends-and-realities.aspx`
Thinking that, too. Wouldn't be surprised if it was PCP: strong-arming the convenience store clerk, blocking traffic in the street, and needing 6 bullets to stop - sure sounds like he was dusted.
Yeah. And I had an anatomy professor named, I kid you not, Madeline Kahn...
♫ RANDOLPH SCOTT! �
No but he watched the old Lone Ranger series. Just shoot the gun out of their hand.
He’s a brain dead Lib-zombie....
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.