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Freeze! I just had my nails done! (ANN COULTER)
WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/16/05 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 03/16/2005 3:57:24 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy

How many people have to die before the country stops humoring feminists? Last week, a defendant in a rape case, Brian Nichols, wrested a gun from a female deputy in an Atlanta courthouse and went on a murderous rampage. Liberals have proffered every possible explanation for this breakdown in security except the giant elephant in the room – who undoubtedly has an eating disorder and would appreciate a little support vis-à-vis her negative body image.

The New York Times said the problem was not enough government spending on courthouse security ("Budgets Can Affect Safety Inside Many Courthouses"). Yes, it was tax-cuts-for-the-rich that somehow enabled a 200-pound former linebacker to take a gun from a 5-foot-tall grandmother.

Atlanta court officials dispensed with any spending issues the next time Nichols entered the courtroom when he was escorted by 17 guards and two police helicopters. He looked like P. Diddy showing up for a casual dinner party.

I think I have an idea that would save money and lives: Have large men escort violent criminals. Admittedly, this approach would risk another wave of nausea and vomiting by female professors at Harvard. But there are also advantages to not pretending women are as strong as men, such as fewer dead people. Even a female math professor at Harvard should be able to run the numbers on this one.

Of course, it's suspiciously difficult to find any hard data about the performance of female cops. Not as hard as finding the study showing New Jersey state troopers aren't racist, but still pretty hard to find.

Mostly what you find on Lexis-Nexis are news stories quoting police chiefs who have been browbeaten into submission, all uttering the identical mantra after every public-safety disaster involving a girl cop. It seems that female officers compensate for a lack of strength with "other" abilities, such as cooperation, empathy and intuition.

There are lots of passing references to "studies" of uncertain provenance, but which always sound uncannily like a press release from the Feminist Majority Foundation. (Or maybe it was The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which recently released a study claiming that despite Memogate, "Fahrenheit 9/11," the Richard Clarke show and the jihad against the Swift Boat Veterans, the press is being soft on Bush.)

The anonymous "studies" about female officers invariably demonstrate that women make excellent cops – even better cops than men! One such study cited an episode of "She's the Sheriff," starring Suzanne Somers.

A 1993 news article in the Los Angeles Times, for example, referred to a "study" – cited by an ACLU attorney – allegedly proving that "female officers are more effective at making arrests without employing force because they are better at de-escalating confrontations with suspects." No, you can't see the study or have the name of the organization that performed it, and why would you ask?

There are roughly 118 million men in this country who would take exception to that notion. I wonder if women officers "de-escalate" by mentioning how much more money their last suspect made.

These aren't unascertainable facts, like Pinch Sulzberger's SAT scores. The U.S. Department of Justice regularly performs comprehensive surveys of state and local law enforcement agencies, collected in volumes called "Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics."

The inestimable economist John Lott has looked at the actual data. (And I'll give you the citation! John R. Lott Jr., "Does a Helping Hand Put Others at Risk? Affirmative Action, Police Departments and Crime," Economic Inquiry, April 1, 2000.)

It turns out that, far from "de-escalating force" through their superior listening skills, female law enforcement officers vastly are more likely to shoot civilians than their male counterparts. (Especially when perps won't reveal where they bought a particularly darling pair of shoes.)

Unable to use intermediate force, like a bop on the nose, female officers quickly go to fatal force. According to Lott's analysis, each 1 percent increase in the number of white female officers in a police force increases the number of shootings of civilians by 2.7 percent.

Adding males to a police force decreases the number of civilians accidentally shot by police. Adding black males decreases civilian shootings by police even more. By contrast, adding white female officers increases accidental shootings. (And for my Handgun Control Inc. readers: Private citizens are much less likely to accidentally shoot someone than are the police, presumably because they do not have to approach the suspect and make an arrest.)

In addition to accidentally shooting people, female law enforcement officers are also more likely to be assaulted than male officers – as the whole country saw in Atlanta last week. Lott says: "Increasing the number of female officers by 1 percentage point appears to increase the number of assaults on police by 15 percent to 19 percent."

In addition to the obvious explanations for why female cops are more likely to be assaulted and to accidentally shoot people – such as that our society encourages girls to play with dolls – there is also the fact that women are smaller and weaker than men.

In a study of public-safety officers – not even the general population – female officers were found to have 32 percent to 56 percent less upper body strength and 18 percent to 45 percent less lower body strength than male officers – although their outfits were 43 percent more coordinated. (Here's the cite! Frank J. Landy, "Alternatives to Chronological Age in Determining Standards of Suitability for Public Safety Jobs," Technical Report, Vol. 1, Jan. 31, 1992.)

Another study I've devised involves asking a woman to open a jar of pickles.

There is also the telling fact that feminists demand that strength tests be watered down so that women can pass them. Feminists simultaneously demand that no one suggest women are not as strong as men and then turn around and demand that all the strength tests be changed. It's one thing to waste everyone's time by allowing women to try out for police and fire departments under the same tests given to men. It's quite another to demand that the tests be brawned-down so no one ever has to tell female Harvard professors that women aren't as strong as men.

Acknowledging reality wouldn't be all bad for women. For one thing, they won't have to confront violent felons on methamphetamine. So that's good. Also, while a sane world would not employ 5-foot-tall grandmothers as law enforcement officers, a sane world would also not give full body-cavity searches to 5-foot-tall grandmothers at airports.


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Ann's latest was up early today! I'm off to fulfill the rules for a moment, but enjoy the column in the meantime.
1 posted on 03/16/2005 3:57:25 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Oh, I LOVE this column! What a riot.


2 posted on 03/16/2005 4:00:15 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
And here she is:

3 posted on 03/16/2005 4:00:29 PM PST by holymoly (It's not me, it's the CAFFEINE!)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

I tried to dig up some different ones and put up a few old faves. Always faithful to the rules, you know.

4 posted on 03/16/2005 4:02:31 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: AZ_Cowboy

5 posted on 03/16/2005 4:03:08 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: AZ_Cowboy
One such study cited an episode of "She's the Sheriff," starring Suzanne Somers.

And a very yummy sheriff, too.

But that's not important now.

6 posted on 03/16/2005 4:04:47 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
Another study I've devised involves asking a woman to open a jar of pickles.

Huzzah! Excellent!

7 posted on 03/16/2005 4:05:42 PM PST by Lil'freeper
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To: AZ_Cowboy
..there are also advantages to not pretending women are as strong as men, such as fewer dead people.

Bwahahahah! Aarrrrrrrrgh! Now, I'm cleaning milk outta my nose...

8 posted on 03/16/2005 4:06:56 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent...)
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To: AZ_Cowboy; Larry Lucido; Eaker; B4Ranch; Squantos; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; ChefKeith; ...

ping


9 posted on 03/16/2005 4:07:54 PM PST by glock rocks (WYGIWYG)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

She was on a roll with this one.....


10 posted on 03/16/2005 4:08:42 PM PST by tarawa
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To: AZ_Cowboy
Best column in a while.

"Another study I've devised involves asking a woman to open a jar of pickles."

ROFLMAO!
11 posted on 03/16/2005 4:09:02 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Ann looks great holding a gun, but she really should be wearing eye protection.


12 posted on 03/16/2005 4:09:08 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: AZ_Cowboy
"How many people have to die before the country stops humoring feminists?"

Several thousand more.

13 posted on 03/16/2005 4:10:11 PM PST by Enterprise (President George W. Bush - the leading insurgent detergent.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Another blockbuster column by one of my favorites. And, timely article too.


14 posted on 03/16/2005 4:10:18 PM PST by vox_freedom (Fear no evil)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
Another study I've devised involves asking a woman to open a jar of pickles.

Classic! I was wondering if anyone would pick up on the fact that the officer, who is now sadly quite dead, was so small (and old).

Those that enabled this travesty and hired her gave her a death sentence. The same is true for all small policewoment. Of course, smaller and less strong firewomen are merely a death sentence for the public.

15 posted on 03/16/2005 4:10:28 PM PST by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to see you.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Thank you..........


16 posted on 03/16/2005 4:12:01 PM PST by Jackknife (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.-MacArthur)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Intellectual dishonesty will come back and bite you in the ass every time.
People need to stop screwing around and get honest and not be afraid of the truth.


17 posted on 03/16/2005 4:12:07 PM PST by visualops
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To: AZ_Cowboy

"It turns out that, far from "de-escalating force" through their superior listening skills, female law enforcement officers vastly are more likely to shoot civilians than their male counterparts. (Especially when perps won't reveal where they bought a particularly darling pair of shoes.)"

And with that last sentence, Ann put the worm on the hook and did a perfect cast right into the deepest part of Lake Liberal. They definitely will take that bait.


18 posted on 03/16/2005 4:12:08 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: AZ_Cowboy

New local Middle School in my area: The school security guard is a 40+ year old woman UNDER 5 feet tall. The athletic coach is wheelchair bound. Liberalism IS a mental disorder.


19 posted on 03/16/2005 4:12:15 PM PST by Libertina (Hey temporary Governor Christine Gregoire - don't get too comfortable in that mansion!)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Lord, that woman is a wonder.

Funny, good looking (though she could use an extra 10 pounds), conservative, and insightful as she is it is a wonder that leftists would ever agree to be on a show going up against her.

Is it my imagination, or does it seem like Alan Colmes gets serious constipation whenever she is on with Hannity?


20 posted on 03/16/2005 4:14:02 PM PST by JFK_Lib
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To: m87339
When did the female officer die?
21 posted on 03/16/2005 4:14:31 PM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Disambiguator

"Ann looks great holding a gun, but she really should be wearing eye protection."

You're right, of course. What we really need is more new pics, though, because my sources are drying up except for plugs to other FR threads. I'd like to keep it fresh.


22 posted on 03/16/2005 4:15:49 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Churchillspirit

Wasn't she one of the ones killed?

Maybe I have my wires crossed on who all was killed, but it is still just a question of time before someone jumps her and uses her gun against her instead of others.


23 posted on 03/16/2005 4:16:27 PM PST by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to see you.)
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To: Churchillspirit
Why is it that every Ann Coulter article precipitates responses faster that the normal person can read?

Just wondering...

24 posted on 03/16/2005 4:16:34 PM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: m87339
I was wondering if anyone would pick up on the fact that the officer, who is now sadly quite dead, was so small (and old).

I thought she was in critical condition, hadn't heard that she died.

25 posted on 03/16/2005 4:17:05 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Ward Churchill's image, the word a$$hole should come up!)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

"Harry, she's your new partner!"

Swell!

26 posted on 03/16/2005 4:17:32 PM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: AZ_Cowboy

This is so true

I have seen few females that have not had to be carried in 25 years of Military and civilian Police work

That's not to say I haven't seen some that were quite capable, just the percentages are not good.

The PC garbage affects the males too. I know of many that have no place as LEOs, for many of the same reasons as the females. They lack the ability to make decisions when they need to be made, carry through with them and adjust as necessary.

Too many males and females look at it as just a job, and really don't understand the implications of what they do


27 posted on 03/16/2005 4:17:47 PM PST by 5Madman2 (DemocRATS are Vermin)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

this is one of Ann's better recent columns-- very well done.


28 posted on 03/16/2005 4:18:21 PM PST by RobFromGa (Bush Needs to Stay Aggressive in Term 2)
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To: Publius6961
Because she is not afraid to tell it like it is.

Of course you gentlemen may have other reasons.

29 posted on 03/16/2005 4:19:20 PM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

"It's solidly struck... the left-fielder is going back, waaay back, he turns around and just watches... it... go.... Ann Coulter slams her 10th home run of the year, and we're not even out of spring training, folks."


30 posted on 03/16/2005 4:19:40 PM PST by zoyd (I'm with the government. We're going to make you like your neighbor.)
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To: Publius6961

I think it has to do with the rules.


31 posted on 03/16/2005 4:19:48 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: MadelineZapeezda

I guess I stand corrected. But that was luck. How long until she gets it worse?

I am not rooting for this. I am predicting it, given she is smaller than me, and I am almost DeVito sized.


32 posted on 03/16/2005 4:19:52 PM PST by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to see you.)
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To: Mat_Helm

Stylish!

How fast can you run the 100!

33 posted on 03/16/2005 4:20:04 PM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: Texas_Jarhead

When San Francisco first allowed women to join the fire department with lower physical standards, my wife said to me...."we're outa here!" Said "If we're in bed on the third floor, I want the biggest, baddest, meanest muther f___ker in the fire dept. to come rescue me...."


34 posted on 03/16/2005 4:20:07 PM PST by OregonRancher (illigitimus non carborundum)
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To: Onyxx

Oh, you're going to love this one. pingeroo!


35 posted on 03/16/2005 4:23:20 PM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: AZ_Cowboy

Sadly our PC ridden society and the MSM will turn a blind eye towards the ELEPHANT in the room.


36 posted on 03/16/2005 4:24:17 PM PST by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: AZ_Cowboy

why is she not married? You don't think that perhaps...um....


37 posted on 03/16/2005 4:24:31 PM PST by llevrok (Daylight's burnin' . Things to do!)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
Fantasy world: little old ladies are as strong as drug-crazed felons.
Reality: Drug-crazed felons possess unnatural strength that many trained men would find hard to overcome.
Result: Dead people and a need to make up a whole new pack of lies about the relative strength of little old ladies and their suitability as police escorts.

One does not deny reality with impunity.

38 posted on 03/16/2005 4:25:39 PM PST by IronJack
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To: glock rocks

What was that? Full body cavity search for Ann Coulter at the airport? Male officers only? I agree.


39 posted on 03/16/2005 4:26:29 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Last Dakotan

Ping. You called it.


40 posted on 03/16/2005 4:26:32 PM PST by HolgerDansk ("Oh Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
According to Lott's analysis, each 1 percent increase in the number of white female officers in a police force increases the number of shootings of civilians by 2.7 percent.

Adding males to a police force decreases the number of civilians accidentally shot by police. Adding black males decreases civilian shootings by police even more

One of the things that isn't often mentioned about Ann is that, with her legal background, she is wonderful at doing research -- a very feminine trait.

41 posted on 03/16/2005 4:26:33 PM PST by Dan Evans
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To: AZ_Cowboy

There are so many things wrong with using 5-foot grandmothers to escort prisoners of KNOWN violent disposition, that even taking a chance with those presumed to be compliant is an unacceptable risk.

There were certainly enough large strong burly men to be found to accompany Brian Nichols to the courtroom the NEXT time he was to appear before a judge.


42 posted on 03/16/2005 4:27:41 PM PST by alloysteel ("Master of the painfully obvious.....")
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To: AZ_Cowboy
But there are also advantages to not pretending women are as strong as men, such as fewer dead people.

But, you see, more dead people is a GOOD thing to liberals because it means that fewer nasty humans are alive to ruin the precious Mother Earth. As long as the dead aren't the liberal elite, of course.

43 posted on 03/16/2005 4:28:06 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: glock rocks

She still falls into the trap of differentiating "officers" from "civilians," as though cops operated under the UCMJ or something. Otherwise, an excellent article.


44 posted on 03/16/2005 4:28:35 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: AZ_Cowboy
How about movies like "Fargo" where a pregnant lady sheriff takes down a huge moron after he fed his buddy in crime into a tree shredder . She was lucky that she didn't get stuffed into that tree shredder head first.

"Fargo" by the way, is not a comedy, as some are inclined to believe. It is a very sick movie that plays on regional stereotypes to titillate its pseudu-sophistcated audience.
45 posted on 03/16/2005 4:33:17 PM PST by joem15 (Truth is a formidable Force)
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To: Disambiguator
Ann looks great holding a gun, but she really should be wearing eye protection.

You're right but I'd suspect that this was a staged photo event rather than an ordinary day at the range, especially since the picture was taken from down-range.

46 posted on 03/16/2005 4:33:59 PM PST by Bob
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To: AZ_Cowboy

I was just going to post that we need more pictures of Ann---

I am a woman, but she is one of the women that I admire, like Laura Ingraham and Michelle Malkin--so I like seeing pics, too...


47 posted on 03/16/2005 4:34:29 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
was in critical condition, hadn't heard that she died.

She hasn't. She was transferred today to a Rehab facility in Buckhead.

She was terribly beaten, and probably won't be a policeman again for a long time, if ever.

48 posted on 03/16/2005 4:35:47 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Jemima Gaines

You'll want to read this.


49 posted on 03/16/2005 4:37:49 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Policemen DO operate under something like the UCMJ. There are whole chapters of state statutes, and local ordinances, that are devoted to the special circumstances that spell out the specific limitations placed on policemen regarding the use of force while making an arrest.

Ever hear of a Civilian Review Board?

It is surprising that ANY police work is ever actually done.


50 posted on 03/16/2005 4:37:51 PM PST by alloysteel ("Master of the painfully obvious.....")
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