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Posted on August 29 at 10:29 a.m.
The Body Armor issue has nothing to do with these crazy shooters, none of them have been found wearing these vests, although the Santa Ann Bank robbery is one such case wear the criminals are better protected than the Police but for a very long time (before 9-11) police had to supply their own Body armor and not the Departments. As an Armed Contractor, I wear body armor daily whether armed for work or off duty due to the violent behavior of the standard citizen of DC. Have only been shot four times with the armor on and twice by a semi-auto rifle (wearing my steal-plate), as of yet have not taken hits without the armor. I have had specific training in shooting situations which requires the double-tap, one in the chest and the other in the head, building "sweep and clear" operations, active shooter take-downs and armed building breaches, but most police are simply trained to hit center mass (Chest area), and NO head shots; also neither I nor Police are trained to "shoot guns out of peoples hands", only in Hollywood does that ever happen, our training is to Stop The Threat!In Ferguson, Ms. it was a racially charged situation (by most accounts), and everyone was on edge and out of character, then again, I always worry of the fresh recruit, just out of the Academy and feeling all gun ho, looking to prove their metal by getting the jump on the suspect, many were just sitting in front of their Game boxes before deciding to become Police Officers and they want to prove they can handle themselves in a possible gun fight, I always move slowly and cautiously around them, as they are more likely to shoot someone and attempt to pass it off as having the Police gitters (although they may need more time at the academy). You have got to be responsible for your actions...
On Militant Police
Posted on August 26 at 6:34 a.m.
My Grandmother was 92, when she relinquished her Drivers License to the Michigan DMV, she found she didn't want to travel on American roadways with all the rude and reckless younger people driving, they were too dangerous to deal with...
On Santa Barbara Man Crashes and Dies off Highway 154
Posted on August 21 at 4:33 p.m.
"You can lead a Horse to Water but YOU can not make 'em drink"...
On From Jail to Late-Night Salvation?
Posted on August 21 at 4:09 p.m.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20...That was really funny about, "Santa Barbara, it turns out, got enough to start its own air force and invade a small impoverished nation". Working so close to the Pentagon and with so many soldiers everyday, what Santa Barbara received would just P-off a "small impoverished nation", and then get their entire Behind handed to them. What the SBPD has is a small arms vehicle, aim a RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade), at it and Poof! No Light APC left.There are 4# Tempest, 4x4, Mine Protected Vehicle's capable of taking up to five H. E. A. T. rounds (High Explosive Anti-Tank), before they fail and have to be abandoned; http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehic...Now that kind of vehicle can make a 'Tango' scared enough to call-in re-enforcements but I don't believe it would make any of the FERGUSON, Mo. resident's even flinch.If your looking for some Government Surplus from several agencies, try; http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/gs...Other Departments use this site for purchases also; http://www.govdeals.com/?cm_sp_o=RAf_...There a great many "Throw Away Guns", to put in the hands of suspects after mistakenly shoot them to make it look like you were justified in gunning them down...
On I Bark, Therefore I Yam
Posted on August 21 at 6:20 a.m.
On Feet + Bikes + Cars = Transportation
Posted on August 20 at 8:36 a.m.
@st.omer, how can you tell which Police Officer, Deputy, or Patrolman is “ worthy of respect” — those who “protect and serve” morally, not those who murder senselessly". Have you a crystal ball or a Sixth Sense that tells you either way or you just as clueless as to what LE is good or bad?
Posted on August 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Surly a different and entertaining way to offer a story of a dear persons life to those who not knew her...
On Aloha Wing: 1923-2014
Posted on August 18 at 6:41 p.m.
True! And check-out: http://www.zillow.com/Here you can find all the homes that are currently up for sale, foreclosed and even rented out, there prices and what Zillow believes their worth. Great site for Sh!t's and Giggles...
On Homeowner Howl
Posted on August 18 at 6:33 p.m.
Did anyone mention the Motorcycle or the Electric/Hybrid? There are other modes of transportation that gives you a break, also the constant care and maintenance to keep your four wheels running or a different brand other than Honda, Hyundai/Kia or Suzuki makes very low gas high mileage vehicles or the Electric cars coming out provide incentives. A Bike is great, don't get me wrong and I support a Bike in Santa Barbara but I live in a Death Zone, called DC where riding a bike can and will get you killed, walking will get you shot and taking the Bus or Train is like owning a car anyway so NO great Transport Infrastructure makes it any better not too mention living in the biggest Target zone for Terrorist Attack. Now if I lived in Santa Barbara, I would ride to work if I could find work in my field and still survive the high cost of living there but I can't so I have to work with what I have (or Not!). In the next few days I will be boarding a plane for the Great Sand Box to earn my Government Contractor pay in blood-money at the expense of human lives, the environment is the least of my thoughts (surviving Allah's Fighters come first).This Story is a great feel good writing but there so many items left out variables left out that it was just entertaining...
On How to Make a Million
Posted on August 17 at 2:34 p.m.
According to the Map above, we have already lost the War on illegal border crossings as most of the US is Latin America!
On Trailblazing for Safety