Mass shooting at the Empire State Building!
The media were having a field day with the latest example of a mass shooting by a mad man. Well, that is, until the facts began to get in the way of the story. Turns out it wasn't really at the Empire State Building, and the murderous little creep had one victim in mind, a former work colleague, whom he murdered in cold blood. It was the cops who turned the scene into a "mass shooting." It seems they pumped out somewhere between fourteen and sixteen rounds, while the other side of the "shoot-out" fired back with exactly . . . zero. All of the wounded at the scene were shot by cops!
I sound like a broken record on this topic, but cops are out of control. As could be predicted, Mayor Bloomberg has upped his anti-gun crusade calling again for a ban on "AK-47s," and, apparently, he was on a radio interview bemoaning AK-47s precisely at the time his boys in blue were shooting up mid-town with their 9mm handguns. He, therefore, might want to focus his gun control efforts a little closer to home: how about with the NYPD?
What kind of training do "America's finest" have? Are they, in fact, even trained in aiming and shooting a weapon? Double-tap, anyone? What sorts of rules of engagement do they have? Do NY City cops know how to operate in an urban environment? That might be a useful skill, just maybe, no? Didn't Blackwater get nearly put out of business for a shootout on the streets of Baghdad?
The NYPD will now get hit with a raft of lawsuits over this mass shooting. The already beleaguered taxpayers of NY are going to take it on the chin, again. But, hey, they are safe from oversized sodas . . .