Friday, January 8, 2016

Itchy Trigger Fingers

Open season on civilians starts now: N.Y.C. Police advised to live & work in fear & be ready to shoot anyone, at any time, for any reason.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – In the wake of attacks on police officers in Philadelphia and Paris, the NYPD is urging officers to “exercise heightened vigilance.”

Around Midnight Thursday, a man opened fire on a Philadelphia police officer sitting in a patrol car. The gunman, identified by authorities as Edward Archer, fired 13 shots at point blank range, hitting officer Jesse Hartnett three times. Hartnett managed to return fire, striking Archer three times. Archer was arrested and later told investigators he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and carried out the attack in the name of Islam.

In Paris Thursday, a man wearing a fake explosives vest tried to attack officers at a police station with a butcher knife. The assailant was shot to death after he refused orders to back away, police said. A piece of paper found on him offered allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group and said “his act is linked to the deaths in Syria,” according to officials.

The Paris shooting came exactly a year after two Islamic extremists attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, killing 12 people at the satirical newspaper’s office.

“These two incidents demonstrate the continued threat that members of service face from individuals seeking to target law enforcement personnel for a variety of reasons, including terrorist motivations,” the NYPD said in its message to officers. “The New York City Police Department strongly advises all members of service to exercise a high degree of vigilance and to employ proactive safety measures at all times. In particular, members of service should be aware that individuals plotting to carry out attacks may be armed and may decide to expedite an attack when engaged or confronted by law enforcement personnel.”

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[Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Can't stop us! — Editor]
What could possibly go wrong in telling a bunch of already scared, poorly trained* & armed-to-the-teeth pansy thugs they should be ready to murder anyone who looks at them cross-eyed?
*Couldn't hit a barn if they were inside it. Excellent at wounding the innocent, however.

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