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Woolwich attack: Watch shocking video of terrorists charging at police car to try to kill WPC
Daily Mirror ^ | 24th May 2013 | Nigel Atkins

Posted on 05/23/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT by the scotsman

'This is the moment two terrorists who butchered soldier Lee Rigby also tried to kill a hero woman cop who was first on the scene of the carnage.

Shocking footage obtained by the Daily Mirror shows how the calculating pair lured officers to the scene by dragging the body into the middle of the road and brazenly waiting for armed police to arrive.

When the first police car arrived the pair split up in a pre-planned manoeuvre with knife-wielding Michael Adebolajo charging them head-on, while his accomplice ran up alongside, aiming his revolver at them.

The film of the 10 seconds of terror show how Adebolajo got within TWO FEET of the terrified female cop who was driving the armed response vehicle.

She was armed with just a Taser as she sat in the driver’s seat of the BMW X5 and was only saved when a male colleague sitting in the back made a split-second decision to fire his machine-gun from point blank range through the window.

As he is sent sprawling to the ground by the force of the two shots and the two cops jump out to cover him they appear to fail to spot the other suspect aiming his hand gun at them.

Luckily a third SO19 marksman running round from the far side of the specialist Trojan unit spots him and he is brought to the ground as a further volley of six shots ring out in the suburban street in Woolwich, south east London.'

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: leerigby; unitedkingdom; waronterror; woolwich

1 posted on 05/23/2013 4:02:24 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

I wonder if Bruce Springsteen will write a song about this matter.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 4:06:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: the scotsman

Female cop armed with a taser . . . good thinking . . . that’ll stop a bullet . . . I just can’t imagine the stupidity surrounding this terrorist attack . . .


3 posted on 05/23/2013 4:14:00 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: the scotsman

“...made a split-second decision to fire his machine-gun from point blank range through the window”

machine-gun??


4 posted on 05/23/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: the scotsman
sending girls to go after goathumpers is very stylish, and very dangerous...
5 posted on 05/23/2013 4:16:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe Danny Glover will hold a candlelight vigil.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 4:17:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gettin Betta

> machine-gun?? <
Well, yes, those black scary things that fire, well, huge clips!
The sound tells the story, I think.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 4:17:51 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I don't know how many U.S. newspapers showed this image but the New York Post sure did:


8 posted on 05/23/2013 4:18:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: the scotsman

As they say, never bring a knife to a gun fight.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: the scotsman

Two thumbs up.


10 posted on 05/23/2013 4:23:46 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: laweeks

Every American knows that most British police are not armed, at least I thought every American knew.

As the driver of an armed unit, she will be armed with a taser, as the rest of the unit in her vehicle are armed to the teeth. I will try and find out exactly what arms she carries.

And ‘terrified’. Tabloid nonsense, this woman is a highly trained officer, member of one of the UK’s premier police units.


11 posted on 05/23/2013 4:26:53 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Gettin Betta

Its a low-rent tabloid.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 4:29:45 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

She appeared to also have a gun, as far as terrified, training as a city cop doesn’t exactly turn you into commando material, she very well may have been terrified.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: the scotsman

Why are we hearing that the two demons were only shot in the legs and will survive?

They should have been turned into Swiss cheese.


14 posted on 05/23/2013 4:40:25 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: the scotsman

The guy who fired the machine gun is the hero, no?


15 posted on 05/23/2013 4:43:46 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Gettin Betta

My eyes and ears are getting old along with the rest of me, but the video seems to show a semi automatic handgun. The audio supports my assumption. I’ve seen and heard machine guns and that wasn’t it.


16 posted on 05/23/2013 4:43:53 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks the scotsman. Death To Islam ping.
...hero woman cop who was first on the scene of the carnage... knife-wielding Michael Adebolajo... got within TWO FEET of the terrified female cop who... was armed with just a Taser... was only saved when a male colleague sitting in the back made a split-second decision to fire his machine-gun from point blank range through the window... the two cops... appear to fail to spot the other suspect aiming his hand gun at them. Luckily a third SO19 marksman running round from the far side of the specialist Trojan unit spots him...

17 posted on 05/23/2013 4:47:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If O’bama had a son....


18 posted on 05/23/2013 4:48:58 PM PDT by unread
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To: ansel12

These police are very highly trained. Many cross train with the British military.


19 posted on 05/23/2013 4:58:20 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

If you aren’t terrified by a blood-spattered knife-wielding muslim lunatic whose just killed someone rushing at you you aren’t right in the head.


20 posted on 05/23/2013 5:00:31 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

You know what the overly-emotive Daily Mirror language meant.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 5:01:30 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

The prose was nonsense.


22 posted on 05/23/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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23 posted on 05/23/2013 5:04:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: the scotsman

Whoopee, that woman is no commando, I don’t know why you want to claim that she is something she isn’t, she is a cop and she had a taser and a pistol and didn’t have her pistol out when she ran into trouble, but the guy in the back seat saved her.

It happens in police work, you don’t need to make it something more than it is.


24 posted on 05/23/2013 5:04:52 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Gettin Betta
machine-gun??

Sounds like a semi-auto to me. I can't see the weapon, but it doesn't sound like a 5.56. Maybe 9mm. Not a big enough bang for a 7.62

25 posted on 05/23/2013 5:08:29 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ansel12

http://www.eliteukforces.info/uk-military-news/23052013-female-co19-officer.php

http://www.eliteukforces.info/police/CO19/


26 posted on 05/23/2013 5:10:43 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: ConservativeInPA

H&K MP 5

27 posted on 05/23/2013 5:14:36 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: the scotsman

I’m glad that the female city cop was so “elite” that she can carry a taser and a pistol like any American cop or most housewives here, it must impress you very much, too bad she was almost taken out by the guy before being saved.


28 posted on 05/23/2013 5:19:27 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: the scotsman
These police are very highly trained. Many cross train with the British military.

I guess "highly trained" is all relative.

30 posted on 05/23/2013 5:25:06 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Any American here is free to go and spend some time with CO19, and see how they match up, if they feel free to sneer at them.


31 posted on 05/23/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Rolling up on a murder scene and she pulls her Taser. Her training leaves quite a bit to be desired.


32 posted on 05/23/2013 5:30:58 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Lots of experts on British police here tonight, I see.


33 posted on 05/23/2013 5:38:44 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

“woman cop hero”? Hah?
What exactly made her a a hero?


34 posted on 05/23/2013 5:40:21 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: SaxxonWoods

OK, let’s try to play nicely here. I bet these officers followed policy to the letter. Argue the policy all you want, but I don’t think the officers are at fault.

I’m guessing the policy is to take people alive if possible. Maybe scotsman can find out.

The Islamists’ idea of using the knife guy as a decoy worked pretty well. The bad guy with the gun blew it (luckily), he should have been emptying that gun much earlier in the festivities.

The only real mistake I see is letting the guy with the pistol go that long without being fired upon. But I don’t know what was in the firing background, etc. Even video like this doesn’t give you all you need to know about a situation.

The outcome was the best possible, so let’s remember that. No one else injured, suspects captured alive. Something useful might be learned from these guys.

Sure it would have been satisfying to kill them on the spot, but not as potentially useful.


35 posted on 05/23/2013 5:50:39 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: cunning_fish

You good enough to qualify as a member of an elite police unit?. No, so dont sneer.


36 posted on 05/23/2013 5:58:24 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: laweeks; rbg81; ansel12; Lurker

‘The woman officer driving may have had her Tazer on her lap as she would not risk putting a live firearm on her lap wile she was driving.’

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woolwich-attack-video-firearms-expert-1907849;


37 posted on 05/23/2013 5:59:31 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman
Any American here is free to go and spend some time with CO19

Is that a true statement?

38 posted on 05/23/2013 6:02:48 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: the scotsman

There are always lots of experts on here. I know this because I am an expert on experts. :)


39 posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:54 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Sirius Lee

Sarcasm, old bean.


40 posted on 05/24/2013 2:45:25 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: SaxxonWoods
That will be just about enough of that kind of talk! It's people like you that prevent mindless ranting and chest thumping. So just Stop it! :-)
41 posted on 05/24/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: the scotsman

Live firearm?

Is driving around with pistols laying on their laps ever done, anywhere, at anytime? I’ve never done it.

Britain is so weird about guns.


42 posted on 05/24/2013 6:37:12 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Nor me.
Probably.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 6:38:26 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I don’t know about England, sir. But here in the Colonies we have invented a device for carrying a firearm on ones person. It’s called a “holster” and they’re terribly clever. It attaches to your belt and you put your sidearm inside of it.

They’ve been perfected so that one can drive a vehicle while wearing it. They are quite popular over here with police officer types whom I believe you refer to as “Bobbies”. Perhaps if you sent a letter to Scotland Yard and inform them of this device they might find them useful somehow.

Believe it or not private citizens use them by the millions here across the Pond. They’re quite handy when one requires quick access to a firearm in a dangerous situation. Say like rolling up on a crazed, blood covered jihadi who has just murdered someone.

Feel free to pass this information along. Perhaps you’ll get an award or something.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 7:47:57 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: the scotsman

Another thread mentions that some FBI did it in 1986, which surprised me, the civilians of law enforcement can be pretty stupid evidently.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 8:26:12 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Lurker

LOL

Thanks, I need a laugh today.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 9:34:04 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

You’re quit welcome, sir. I tried very hard to mimick the wonderful British sense of sarcasm. I bid you a pleasant day.


47 posted on 05/24/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ansel12

That would be the Platt-Maddix incident.


48 posted on 05/24/2013 9:40:44 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

You too.


49 posted on 05/24/2013 9:49:00 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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