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2 bystanders wounded in Midtown Manhattan police shooting

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
NYC finest sure need more target practice. :guns:


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/15/2-bystanders-wounded-in-midtown-manhattan-police-shooting/



"NEW YORK – Police say two bystanders were wounded during a police shooting on a crowded street in midtown Manhattan.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Police say officers saw a man on foot weaving erratically through traffic and sometimes blocking vehicles. After approaching him they say the man reached into his pocket as if grabbing a weapon, and two officers fired shots.

Police say they missed him, but a 54-year-old woman was struck in the knee, and a 35-year-old woman was grazed in the buttocks. Both were taken to a hospital, but police say neither had injuries considered life threatening.

Police say the man was subdued with a Taser and taken Bellevue Hospital.

No other information was immediately available."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/15/2-bystanders-wounded-in-midtown-manhattan-police-shooting/#ixzz2eyD7kvue
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    I think the last report put their accuracy down to 12 percent. It might have something to do with the 12lbs trigger on their Glocks. That or they really suck.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I think the last report put their accuracy down to 12 percent. It might have something to do with the 12lbs trigger on their Glocks. That or they really suck.

    Dang, if I'm ever in NYC and the :fan: with their cops shootin, I'm hittin the deck :yikes:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • BullgatorBullgator Member Posts: 393 Member
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/15/justice/times-square-police-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    (CNN) -- Police opened fire on an agitated man darting in front of cars in New York's Times Square, wounding two women instead.
    The incident took place late Saturday night -- a time when the popular destination is bustling with tourists.

    The women ages 54 and 35 were taken to a hospital. A bullet hit one on the right knee while the other one suffered a wound to her buttocks, police said.
    After the two officers fired three shoots in an attempt to subdue the man, and missed, they struck him with a Taser, authorities said. He was later taken to the hospital as "an emotionally disturbed person."



    So they fired live rounds in a crowd to "subdue" the man, and when that failed they fell back of the weapon of last resort - the taser?
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Bullgator wrote: »
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/15/justice/times-square-police-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    (CNN) -- Police opened fire on an agitated man darting in front of cars in New York's Times Square, wounding two women instead.
    The incident took place late Saturday night -- a time when the popular destination is bustling with tourists.

    The women ages 54 and 35 were taken to a hospital. A bullet hit one on the right knee while the other one suffered a wound to her buttocks, police said.
    After the two officers fired three shoots in an attempt to subdue the man, and missed, they struck him with a Taser, authorities said. He was later taken to the hospital as "an emotionally disturbed person."



    So they fired live rounds in a crowd to "subdue" the man, and when that failed they fell back of the weapon of last resort - the taser?

    Well, I'm sure those gals will retire in their early after their settlement. It could have been much worse for them, they are fortunate not to have been killed.

    What do the cops carry, 9mm Glocks up yonder?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Give those dipwads a 40-lb. trigger! Obviously, whatever pull weight they get now is too light- - - - -some of them are still able to squeeze off a few poorly-aimed shots!
    Jerry
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Maybe they could spray paint some of those blue guns black and teach them to yell "bang, bang" instead of shooting. The effect on the bad guys would be the same and the bystanders would be safer.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,161 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    NYC has some of the most trigger happy cops in the world...

    and some of the worst shots. They have racked up an impressive number of by-standers shot.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Bumburg needs to disarm the police, not the citizens.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,161 Senior Member
    Shoot at the guy, miss him and THEN tase him......Hmmmm...Somebody needs to study up on that whole "Use of Force Continuum" thing.....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Shoot at the guy, miss him and THEN tase him......Hmmmm...Somebody needs to study up on that whole "Use of Force Continuum" thing.....

    They see it as more of a "suggestion" than a guide.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
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