Skip to comments.Cop Or Soldier (Can you tell the difference?)
Posted on 12/24/2012 10:09:20 AM PST by Altariel
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The tall guy is always #2.
I see the lead guy has his gun sideways, he’s extra cool.
It is very disheartening to see the number of answers to these pictures being “Cop”. We have young men and women overseas in horrible places armed and outfitted with the best that our military can give them to fight the evil.
I then see the same damned thing worn and used by our “LEOs” to be used, not against terrorists, non-combatants and foreign armies, but largely against sole or a few American citizens.
I see this and I think of Waco, I think of Ruby Ridge, I think of the same kinds of standoffs to come; and the results that go with. It is a truly sad thing to see this Christmas Eve day.
Its important to also note the military people have tighter ROEs then the cops.
Why in the name of all that is logical are these buffoons wearing old style woodland camo on a mission to forcibly enter a suburban dwelling? Exactly how do they think that will help them blend in with their surroundings?
Here in Atlanta a Red Dog squad (IIRC) burst a very old lady’s house and killed her straight up when she raised pistol having not previously heard the customary “police” notification (IIRC, there was none because it was a no-knock drug raid).
All this for a supposedly mistaken address on a raid they were later to have revealed came from a criminal informant, whose participants were later imprisoned for lying and falsifying documentation.
Unfortunately, there’s parts of this country that are just as dangerous as Afghanistan and I would want the same gear. I get the point though, because it will be abused.
There’s a difference between a law-abiding private citizen owning said gear and a government employee drunk on power owning the same gear.
I can understand your comment, although I don’t quite agree to the severity of ‘some of these parts’
It is known that the cult leader, David Koresh, went to town regularly, yet the ATF inexplicably decided to make a full-on rush against the compound to get him for weapons violations. Likewise, Randy Weaver (Ruby Ridge) was incriminated by a plant for shortening off a shotgun, and the resulting raid ensued. The point of this is that there is too much cowboy and not enough down-home police work that actually tries to minimize the carnage.
To my mind, a hometown cop can do more with just a plain of S&W six-shot revolver than a whole company of urban SWAT wannabe soldiers driven by bravado and publicity - and just lookin’ too cool.
He’s extra, extra cool because he has his baseball cap on backwards underneath his play helmet.
Don’t you know it’s most important to have “teh extra coolness”?
16 out of 21 ... and the ones I got wrong were tough... the biggest giveaways are age (cops=older) , helmets (cops=non-camo) and equipment (APC’s , Helo’s) too clean=cops ...
This is some scary sh*t ...
All I can really say about that picture is “just damn!”
Guy #1 looks like an imbecile, Guy #2 is ready to blast the hell out of the door header, and Guy #3 is ready to shoot Guy #2 (Lurch) in the back....Guy#4 is ready to blast the shoulder of Guy #3 after he backshoots Guy #2....
The only one who seems to have anything going on is the one off to the side and watching the three stooges.
Unfortunately, these stooges are also likely to shoot an innocent party.
The cat. (Okay, maybe the cat isn’t so innocent....)
I find it rather interesting that for 150 years American citizens were better armed than the Army or police, yet they never complained about being “outgunned”.
Speaking of Waco. A few years earlier,the McClennan county sheriffs department arrested Davis Koresh on a homicide charge. Two men, in sport jackets knocking on the door. Even though he was facing a murder charge in Texas, he went peacefully.
Back then, too, police were less inclined to try to intimidate and harass the citizenry.
Being “outgunned” is a problem if you wish to bully, harass, or victimize law-abiding citizens.
Yes.....I think the prospect felt by the followers there upon seeing a bunch of heavily armed ATFers with M-16s at their door was that their prognosis was not good.
Unfortunately, in the ensuing melee, those ATFers got their asses handed to them on a platter by a whole cache of converted AR-15s. This day, and the day years early all hinged on the ‘image’ in my opinion.
The final ‘image’ of that whole eff-up being a tank attacking the compound and setting it afire, killing nearly all the men, women and children within.
I would be p*ssed if I were at point and the guys (#3 and #4) behind me had their guns pointed at my head.....
Answer to the question in picture #1: Neither, those are idiots....
I agree, I’m just playing devils advocate. I get irritated seeing police gear up thinking their seal team 6 raiding grandma’s house on christmas.
I only got 13 right.
Then I started looking at the faces, and the backgrounds, and i did better towards the end.
Pic #1 - Maybe I’m over-thinking it, but wouldn’t it be fairly easy to make crossing that threshold the most painful, nightmarish, please-let-it-all-stop experience these gentlemen ever experienced?
I got 19 out of 21. Generally I looked for digital camo on soldiers and guns on their vehicles. The two I missed were one group of soldiers in non-camo uniforms, and the cop on an APC with an M60 machine gun (what’s up with that?).
Yep, this trend is very disturbing.
Heads up for an appropriate graphic.
If you intended to post the graphic, it hasn’t come through.
(Thanks to Travis McGee for use of the graphics.)
I’m always happy to see them shared around, the more the better.
Now it came through. :)