here’s yer sign
The guy has his gun out and is trying to shoot police officers,” Bloomberg said.
The cops unleashed a torrent of shots, cutting down the suspect and possibly hitting some of the nine innocent bystanders who were caught in the mayhem.
Just minutes before the mayhem, Mayor Bloomberg was warning about the dangers of “too many guns on the streets” on his weekly radio show.
“The argument guns don’t kill people, people kill people is one of the most disingenuous things you can say,” he said shortly before 9 a.m. while discussing tougher guns laws being proposed in Albany.
“It does take a person to pull the trigger, but if they didn’t have the gun… We are the only developed country in the world with this problem.”
[David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and senior research scientist at the Police Foundation who studies officer-involved shootings said, “The proper procedure is to do whatever you can to stop the suspect as quickly as possible before he shoots anybody, either yourself or innocent citizens,” ...
“The officer has to stop the threat.” Waiting, he notes, could have meant Johnson shooting the officers, leaving no one else around to stop him from hurting others. …
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