Monday, December 01, 2008

When Even the Police Are Sheep, the Citizens Have No Chance

Mumbai photographer: I wish I'd had a gun, not a camera. Armed police would not fire back - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk We are always told that we don't need the means of self-defense, we should rely on police to save us. That is wishful thinking. In most instances, the police won't be there. In other cases, the police will do nothing.
But what angered Mr D'Souza almost as much were the masses of armed police hiding in the area who simply refused to shoot back. "There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything," he said. "At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, 'Shoot them, they're sitting ducks!' but they just didn't shoot back."
If the "authorities" won't defend people, and the people are prevented from defending themselves, this kind of thing will become all too common. [Hat tip to Breda via Tam]

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