Sounds like this Police Cheif is more interested in his budget than his citizens... of course he want's more vicitims... more victims = more money = more officers.Did I read that right? Did I see that the police chief said he doesn't encourage that type of behavior? What type of behavior does he want from his citizens? To all be victims? Mr. Blackmore is a hero in my book. God bless him.
I'll take the firearm. Ain't much for my head being bashed in with a pipe.West allis chief of police is virulantly anti second ammendment he was parroting flynn when ccw started here. "If you have a gun my officers will take you out." He is all about making sure victims stay victims.
Two years ago mayor tom barret of milwaukee anti gun zealot confronted a guy beating up a female, told him tonstop and got his head bashed and hand broken by the goblin using a pipe on him.
So what works better in your book?? just talking it out or the presence of a firearm??
^^^^^^^^^^^^Did I read that right? Did I see that the police chief said he doesn't encourage that type of behavior? What type of behavior does he want from his citizens? To all be victims? Mr. Blackmore is a hero in my book. God bless him.
(Im not aiming this at you but at the topic you bring up of police chiefs with this blanket statement they use and why its destructive.)Charley Blackmore did exactly the right thing. I would like to think it is exactly what I would have done, and will do should the circumstance occur.
The "... don't encourage ..." part is a general statement. The statement and sentiment comes from the suspicion that the general public is not trained to handle such matters on a physical level. That suspicion may or may not be true in any given instance. Mr. Blackmore is a Marine - an honor I share, by the way - but Marine training is not the same as police training. For instance, 'rules of engagement - shooting' are not identical.
At this point, I'll restate my original comment. Mr. Beckmore did exactly the right thing: Minimal force to accomplish an arrest.
I don't know if the chief of police is anti-gun or not. (If he is, he's sadly ignorant of reality.) However, he really cannot say something like "Everyone get a gun and pretend you are all cops." Note that the chief did not condemn the actions of Mr. Blackmore. Nor does it appear Mr. Blackmore is under any threat of charges or further action.
One also has to salute the officer involved in the action. That officer reacted to the situation (an unidentified - at that point - man holding another man at gunpoint) with calm and good judgement. That's a good officer with good skills.