Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Rule Three, Officer Krupke!



NYPD's Emergency Services Unit (which, among other functions, serves as their SWAT team) has managed to rack up three NDs in the past three months, including a rooftop sniper sending one flying while pulling security at a Madison Square Garden event and a cop on a raid in the Bronx shooting the suspect's father in the stomach.

The NYPD has officially stated that
ESU training "has been revised to highlight the weapon's safety position."
How about training these cowboys to keep their &*$%@# booger hooks off the *&#$@% bang switch?

(H/T to Maddened Fowl.)

19 comments:

og said...

The world is in greater danger from the people who are supposed to know what they're doing than all other forces combined.

Anonymous said...

I guess the New York trigger needs to be pulling about 200 pounds to be safe for the New York finger.

Gerry

Lissa said...

Good lord.

It's not like there are eighty rules, or even eight. Four rules. You can count 'em on one hand and still have a thumb.

Tam said...

"You can count 'em on one hand and still have a thumb."

...and if you don't, you might not! :D

Mike W. said...

Oh boy, these are exactly the kind of cops I want doing SWAT raids....

Stretch said...

I'm sure Mayor Bloomberg will address the problem ... once he's finished fixing Arazona.

Firehand said...

Hell, the really IMPORTANT one for these jerks is, as noted, "Keep your damned finger OFF THE TRIGGER!"; and they can't remember that?

Anonymous said...

Each Emergency Services Unit has a medic of some kind assigned to it, doesn't it?
If not, it should. They can get valuable, real-life experience with gunshot victims.
Besides, if NO police officers have accidental discharges, it undermines the idea that "guns are dangerous and kill people and should only be in the hands of highly trained professionals."

Gee, wouldn't it be fun to have a sting operation in New York City? Put some undercover cops on the street with $1,000 and see how long it takes and how many illegal guns you can buy.
My estimate is 3 hours and 4 guns with ammunition.
But, we have to use officers from someplace other than New York City or they're liable to shoot themselves.

Sarah said...

I've seen toddlers explain what The Four Rules mean in their own words and be dead on.

It's disturbing to think that the Huggies-soiling, snot-nosed, illiterate members of society are more capable than New York's so-called finest.

MonteG said...

They're the only ones in the city professional enough, that they know of, to carry guns.

gator said...

It gets better. Sometimes they're re-assigned as firearms instructors.

Kristopher said...

Why are you insulting cowboys, Tam?

Even the drunk ones know enough to shoot in the air, and only violate rule 4 when they want to get stupid.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Guns in NYC? I thought Mayor-For-Life Bloomberg banned them all?

Talie said...

What you want miracles?
In Nazi York?
Dream on!

I'm glad I left NYC 20 years ago!

Anonymous said...

You don't get it. See; these guys are Professionals. If they have a ND here or there, you can be assured they are Professional NDs. M'kay? -- Lyle

Clint1911 said...

Because the safety is always on... unless it's not.

I was going to say something about the trigger is not a finger rest and I realized that the heavy 12lb+ trigger pulls many cop guns have in NYC, almost encourage a "finger rest" mentality.

beaumont said...

Somewhere, Officer Tackleberry is shaking his head in disgust.

Anonymous said...

What is needed is a training switch, that goes off if the weapon is removed from the holster, and the finger is not pressed (against the button) on the side of receiver.

Certain human brains are incapable of the word/concept "NOT". Rather than tell them "Do not pull the trigger..." they need positive instruction on where to put their trigger finger until.

That is why some people always run at the "do not run" sign, but do ok at the "walk" sign.

Anonymous said...

a noisy alarm when the gun is removed from the holster, that is turned off only when the finger is placed on the side of the receiver. Do you think the Mayor would go for it?