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Old 11-14-2012, 12:49   #119
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Originally Posted by Sharky7 View Post
You changed your quote a bit since I was responding, but I will respond to your new post to give you the benefit.

Here is what you said -

We're not talking about the Gambino crime family here, we're talking an armed robbery which are most often committed by strung-out drug addicts. I don't know where you live, but we have a large meth problem down here and if you think you're going to "sneak" up on these people, you need to come down for a while.
I'd light them up immediately, and if they decide to run...well, there'll be plenty of deputies waiting and the outcome won't be so good for them. "
Lighting someone up doesn't mean engaging them in a firefight? When you place those lights on by yourself and the vehicle pulls to a stop - you don't get to control when the bullets start coming your way.

Again - a felony stop is a no-brainer for any real cop. Stopping an armed robbery offender by yourself in real life LE will most likely result in death/injury or a reprimand and butt-chewing.

Ok? Yes, that's what I said...I'd light them up. That doesn't necessarily mean they're going to flee, shoot, or anything else. As you hinted on, there's just a much of a chance of that happening on a routine traffic stop. I don't really see any difference here except for the fact that you think you're going to sneak up right on their rear bumper simply because your overheads aren't on. It's possible, but the end result will be the same...they will either stop without incident, or it will turn into aggravated flight from an officer or worse.

This is the problem with hypotheticals...I'm sure you see it all clearly in your head but I can only see it as you type it here.

Originally Posted by Rabbi View Post
"Circles" is another word you dont know the meaning of. Yes, that was a statement.
Right...I don't know the meaning of any of the English words as well as you do. I admit, classic Rabbi.

Originally Posted by Rabbi View Post
So, are you, now, a fully sword LEO?

YOU not answering that is the cause of the problems. It isnt me but blaming everyone else is your MO.

Sword LEO? Nah, actually my duty weapon is a G22.

But's not causing any problems (for me anyway). It is making my day go by faster though (if I don't end up behind on paperwork).

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