Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Utter stupidity.

I'd like to call it ignorance. If it was just some dumb ass on the street calling for this I might. But it's not. It's from elected officials who ought to have enough sense to figure out why this would be a bad idea. You have no business drafting laws about things you know nothing about.

From the New York Post:

The "minimum force" bill, which surfaced in the Assembly last week, seeks to amend the state penal codes' "justification" clause that allows an officer the right to kill a thug if he feels his life or someone else's is in imminent danger.

The bill -- drafted in the wake of Sean Bell's controversial police shooting death -- would force officers to use their weapons "with the intent to stop, rather than kill" a suspect. They would be mandated to "shoot a suspect in the arm or the leg."

Tam sums up the dumb assery quite well:

Look, Albert, one reason we aim for the middle of the bad guy is so that if we miss our point of aim by, say, six inches in any direction, we're still hitting something that deserves to be shot. Namely the bad guy.

As JayG would say, "the stupid, it burns!"

The people who introduced this law are the type that make me sometimes think retroactive abortion would be a good idea, from time to time.

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