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CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”
The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Robert Farago

Posted on 08/18/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo

CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?” By Robert Farago on August 17, 2014

“On Thursday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked guest [lawyer] Jeffrey Toobin why police weren’t instructed to “shoot to injure,” instead of kill,”

talkingpointsmemo.com reports. “Blitzer’s 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 can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger. Why can’t 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 Blitzer’s ignorance . . .

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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


51 posted on 08/18/2014 7:11:51 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


52 posted on 08/18/2014 7:12:26 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: KeyLargo

CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”


Maybe because criminals don’t usually shoot, or attack, to “wound”?


53 posted on 08/18/2014 7:12:46 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Excellent article written by a trauma surgeon:

POLICE MAGAZINE

Stopping Power: Myths, Legends, and Realities

When it comes to claims about the effectiveness of handgun ammo, don’t 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 can’t answer that question. Let me explain why.

Excerpts...

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`


54 posted on 08/18/2014 7:14:03 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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.

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.

55 posted on 08/18/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah. And I had an anatomy professor named, I kid you not, Madeline Kahn...


56 posted on 08/18/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: KeyLargo
Another leftist moron who cannot distinguish between Hollywood fantasy and the real world. Trying to shoot to wound in a life-threatening situation would just put the shooter in worse Jeopardy, Wolf.


57 posted on 08/18/2014 7:16:42 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: F15Eagle

♫ RANDOLPH SCOTT! �

58 posted on 08/18/2014 7:17:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NorthMountain

No but he watched the old Lone Ranger series. Just shoot the gun out of their hand.


59 posted on 08/18/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Conspiracy Guy

He’s a brain dead Lib-zombie....


60 posted on 08/18/2014 7:19:36 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: KeyLargo

Send the cops to Lone Ranger school. He was the best.


61 posted on 08/18/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: KeyLargo
Based on the autopsy, shooting to wound is exactly what it appears the officer did.... 4 times (to the right arm). Seems that didn't slow down "the gentle giant" and the officer had to take the head shots.

Dang, Wolf, you're wrong again!

62 posted on 08/18/2014 7:22:26 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: dfwgator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS0efFNShqo


63 posted on 08/18/2014 7:25:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mj1234

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


64 posted on 08/18/2014 7:25:45 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: KeyLargo
CNN
65 posted on 08/18/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: KeyLargo
Al Gore to Wolf circa 1999 “I ... created the Internet”. Wolf, with no follow up just asks the next question. What a dope.
66 posted on 08/18/2014 7:27:22 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: CAluvdubya

+1


67 posted on 08/18/2014 7:28:43 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: KeyLargo

For what it is worth: It appears the police in America have better “rules of engagement” than our soldiers in Afghanistan.


68 posted on 08/18/2014 7:29:59 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


69 posted on 08/18/2014 7:34:19 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: KeyLargo
Whay cops don't shoot to wound @ 1:25. (sorry you can't skip the ad.
70 posted on 08/18/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: KeyLargo

We are in the hands of idiots.


71 posted on 08/18/2014 7:38:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: KeyLargo

Jesus, please stop infesting this world with stupid humans.


72 posted on 08/18/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: KeyLargo

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.


73 posted on 08/18/2014 7:45:28 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: headstamp 2

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.


74 posted on 08/18/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: KeyLargo

Candy gram for Michael Brown!

75 posted on 08/18/2014 7:51:59 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: KeyLargo

CNN Wolf Blitzer: Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”

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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.


76 posted on 08/18/2014 7:52:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yes, the bullet pattern is superb, but it would be really in bad taste to award Officer Wilson a marksmanship medal.


77 posted on 08/18/2014 7:52:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: KeyLargo
I got one even better than that!

Rustler's Rhapsody
78 posted on 08/18/2014 7:53:31 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: KeyLargo

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!!


79 posted on 08/18/2014 7:56:53 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: txrefugee

Thats funny.

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.


80 posted on 08/18/2014 7:58:25 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: KeyLargo

An idiot.

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.


81 posted on 08/18/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas

He doesn’t even make a reporter.


82 posted on 08/18/2014 8:03:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KeyLargo
Why can’t they shoot a warning shot in the air, scare someone off if they think they’re in danger.

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.

83 posted on 08/18/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: dfwgator

He barely makes a human being.


84 posted on 08/18/2014 8:13:54 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: KeyLargo

Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”
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The same reason that the people on “The Walking Dead” don’t.


85 posted on 08/18/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: KeyLargo
When is the MSM going to consult someone like Masad Ayoob who knows WTH he is talking about. (yeah, I know it's a rhetorical question)
86 posted on 08/18/2014 8:16:10 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: KeyLargo

Why didn’t they shoot Rubber Ear Plugs/Bullets? /s
Personally I prefer 18.5”, 12 gauge, 00, Browning!


87 posted on 08/18/2014 8:16:22 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Shooting to wound gives reason to do you great harm.


88 posted on 08/18/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: KeyLargo
Why Don’t Cops “Shoot to Wound?”

They do. Sometimes perps die anyway. :-)

89 posted on 08/18/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory ((ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


90 posted on 08/18/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT by oldtech
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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!


91 posted on 08/18/2014 8:39:20 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: KeyLargo

Most Freepers have no experience

But full of opinions

Policing is not war but some treat it like that


92 posted on 08/18/2014 8:41:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (Ferguson MO...but i thought blacks went north to escape the racism of mean ol southerners)
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To: KeyLargo

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.


93 posted on 08/18/2014 8:55:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: dfwgator

Best episode of Jeopardy I ever saw. Andy killed it!


94 posted on 08/18/2014 8:58:22 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: KeyLargo
Blitzer = Dumb@ss

Remember when this guy was on Jeopardy?

95 posted on 08/18/2014 8:59:04 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: KeyLargo
Shoot to wound where?

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?

-PJ

96 posted on 08/18/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: cuban leaf

Phasers haven’t been invented yet, but Wolf is so smart he will get right on that I’ll bet...


97 posted on 08/18/2014 9:15:52 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: KeyLargo
Um...Wolf....where do you suggest someone be shot to wound them?

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.

98 posted on 08/18/2014 9:31:32 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


99 posted on 08/18/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: wardaddy

“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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100 posted on 08/18/2014 12:19:55 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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