“Apparently cops dont carry nightsticks anymore. Or possibly are not trained to use them. I suspect a person well-trained in such use is more than a match for the average nut with a pair of scissors.”
True, but psychotics can be noted for their extreme strength and difficulty to subdue. To say nothing if he was on any drugs to boot.
Not worth getting a nasty stab wound over in my opinion. All it takes is a lucky lunge into the mid-section.
Yeh, except for the time I watched from under a bar table while a skinny, near retirement cop walked up to a crazy 280# redneck who was waving a bowie knife and disarmed him with a baton. The cop did break the guys arm, but didn’t choose to kill him.
Of course, the cop had walked the length of the Korean peninsula, twice, in his youth. And since he wasn’t a coward he would have been ashamed to kill someone unnecessarily.
Modern cops are trained to be cowards or start out that way in many cases. And no, going home safely is not their most important goal. If it is, what do we need them for? They can just STAY home and the citizens will handle it.
Night sticks are what got the LAPD in trouble over Rodney King.
That may be true, but it is irrelevant, unless you have more information than is in the article, which says he was being treated for depression.