Junior Ganymede
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The pen is mightier than the sword

September 24th, 2012 by Vader

But both are trumped by a revolver in the hands of a trigger-happy cop.    

Yeah, I know.It is faintly possible that the news report is leaving out something that would make the cop’s actions justifiable.

But I can’t help recalling a comparison Obiwan once made to my son. “Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. A more elegant weapon from a more civilized age.”

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September 24th, 2012 08:55:36
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September 24, 2012

Reporters always, *ALWAYS* leave out at least one pertinent fact in all sensational stories.

Yes, there are some trigger-happy cops who may be rightfully described as bullies with badges.

But there are far, *FAR* more stupid people who do stupid things to cops.

I’ve worked with the handicapped. Losing an arm, or a leg, or one of each, does not make a person smart, nice, noble, or in any degree righteous or innocent.

Physically handicapped people, regardless of the nature of the handicap, cover the whole spectrum of every axis of the human condition: good, bad and ugly.

Could there be one-armed/one-legged stupid (or beligerant, or mentally handicapped) people who would lead a cop to believe they are going to shoot him? Yes. I have no doubt.

I’ve personally met a one-armed/one-legged white-collar criminal who played the handicap card with expertise.

Could the physically handicapped person in this news story, who may also be legitimately mentally handicapped as well, have been provoked by others present during that situation such that he was goaded into over-reacting and threatening? Yes. I know of those kinds of cases too.

In other words, don’t take headlines at face value.

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