31 July 2014

Cops will be cops: "walked suspiciously towards police"

This one joins a great library of cop-outs:

A police officer at the entrance to the Western Wall fired warning shots earlier Wednesday towards the legs of a woman who was dressed in blankets and black clothes. The shots were fired after the woman approached the officer and ignored calls to stay away.
I wonder what would have happened if a cop were lurking nearby when this was filmed:

6 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

Gee, I dunno. In the land of occasional suicide bombers, especially with Hamas under fire, don't you find it odd she was dressed in blankets in July? Although, how could she only "sustain light injuries" being shot at? I guess his aim was wide and kicked up some rocks which pelted her..

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, well, still it's so typical for all cops wherever, you must agree.

Sennacherib said...

All so very true Snoop, but there are times when a policeman is needed, such as:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U0tDU37q2M

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I have to agree to this exceptional case of a cop needed.

David All said...

I have to agree with Dick on this one, Snoopy She could have easily had a bomb beneath her blankets, strange clothes to wear in July. And it does sound like the cop fired warning shots that only lightly wounded her.
I agree that a lot of times the police do overreact sometimes with deadly consequences as in the case of the New York cops using a fatal choke hold on a man who was illegally selling cigarettes! Read the whole story at http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/01/justice/new-york-choke-hold-death/

Thanks, Snoopy and Sennaacherib for those two great Monty Python videos. They are both really LOL. If you listen carefully, I think that the government department being specifically satired was the Ministry of Aviation. I.E. the joint Anglo-French silly walk project, La March Futile - the Futile March; a takeoff on the joint Anglo-French Super-Sonic Transport.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

OK. One cop exonerated. About a million left ;-)