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 . . .
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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...
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No but he watched the old Lone Ranger series. Just shoot the gun out of their hand.
He’s a brain dead Lib-zombie....
Send the cops to Lone Ranger school. He was the best.
Dang, Wolf, you're wrong again!
Hey, I’m also really surprised that the cop didn’t calmly ask Mike Brown how old he was, just to make sure that the 6’4”, 292 pound guy who wasn’t listening to him, wasn’t just a young kid. After all, MB was only a sweet teen getting ready to go to college in a week. /sarc
For what it is worth: It appears the police in America have better “rules of engagement” than our soldiers in Afghanistan.
I think if you had an adrenaline rush, it wouldn’t matter a hill of beans whether or not you have drugs in your system, especially if you were the size of MB. It’s how people can pull cars off of others who are trapped. So if they don’t find drugs in his system, his behavior can still be explained.
Of course, if he does have drugs in his system, it explains more easily.
We are in the hands of idiots.
Jesus, please stop infesting this world with stupid humans.
One of the first rules of handling a weapon is the know where the bullet is going and what is behind it.
Firing warning shots into the air, land somewhere. Perhaps in a baby carriage. Perhaps in a nursing home.
And if you KNOW the cops fire warning shots, it gives the perp time and opportunity to close the physical gap.
I do not know exactly what happened in Ferguson. But, it appears that the police officer fired until the danger he perceived to be coming at him was abated.
Yeah, aim for Center Mass. With the adrenaline pumping you are lucky to hit ANYTHING.
The fact that this cop put six bullets on target stunned me as remarkable. Remarkable as in, pretty damned good control.
Candy gram for Michael Brown!
CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Dont Cops Shoot to Wound?
I read this headline and I agreed with it. With respect to cops shooting to wound the rioters and looters in Ferguson... Why not? Go for it.
Then I realized Blitzoid was talking about shooting to wound Mike Brown. Which is a stupid idea.
Yes, the bullet pattern is superb, but it would be really in bad taste to award Officer Wilson a marksmanship medal.
There is a scene in Rustler’s Rhapsody that Tom Berenger goes out to practice “for the big showdown.”
He sets up several shooting targets which are hands, holding pistols. LOL!!
I think back to the V Tech shooting. THAT guy must have been cold as ice to shoot that many people.
I am a pretty good shot, standing at a range by myself on a nice summer day. I guess its the muscle memory practice that carries over to the real thing.
If a 300 pound man is bearing down on you like Michael Brown, one thinks first of one’s own safety.
Everything else is secondary.
If wounding is priority, why carry a gun. Throw stickballs at them.
Wolf would never make a cop.
He doesn’t even make a reporter.
That requires an assumption and a prediction. They have to assume that the attacker is not irrationally out of control, and that the chances are high that the warning shot will actually work. All of that deliberation takes time which is not available in an emergency situation.
He barely makes a human being.
Why Dont Cops Shoot to Wound?
The same reason that the people on “The Walking Dead” don’t.
Why didn’t they shoot Rubber Ear Plugs/Bullets? /s
Personally I prefer 18.5”, 12 gauge, 00, Browning!
Shooting to wound gives reason to do you great harm.
They do. Sometimes perps die anyway. :-)
They need to put Wolf out there on the street & tell him if he has to shoot,then shoot to wound. See how that turns out.
Not to be macabre but after being wounded by a gun shot to the head, 03/30/1881, James Brady lived until 08/04/2014.
That is 33 years, 4 months, 5 days!
Most Freepers have no experience
But full of opinions
Policing is not war but some treat it like that
Is Wolf REALLY that stupid? Looks to me like the man who assaulted Officer Wilson WAS wounded. Apparently the perp was not stopped by that wounding.
Officer Wilson had already been attacked by the perp, so probably feared for his life.
So the perp died.
Best episode of Jeopardy I ever saw. Andy killed it!
Remember when this guy was on Jeopardy?
What are the chances of hitting an artery and bleeding out if hit in the leg or arm?
And a gut shot is just a slow death sentence.
There really aren't any guaranteed "wound" spots, are there?
Phasers haven’t been invented yet, but Wolf is so smart he will get right on that I’ll bet...
Real life is not Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry and the Lone Ranger shooting the guns out of the bad guys' hands.
And it is not even Dirty Harry shooting a perp and asking is he feels lucky.
I think the cops should shoot themselves, that way these never-hurt-a-fly saints like M. Brown would stop attacking and go to their aid.
“Most Freepers have no experience
But full of opinions
Policing is not war but some treat it like that”
And most people are full of opinions about something they do not know, but are anxious to tweet, post, pontificate and all at light speed.
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