March 31, 2007

Ok, call me a right wing asshole if you want....

But seriously, what the holy blue f**k is the point of this? Safer flashlights?  For who, the criminals?  Kiss MY ass.

The idea for the 7060 LED flashlight was conceived just days after news cameras broadcast images of LAPD officers beating car-theft suspect Stanley Miller with a two-pound, two-foot long standard issue police flashlight.

Police Chief William Bratton banned the large flashlights after Miller's 2004 beating and called for manufacturers to create a smaller, brighter flashlight.

The new 10-inch, $100 flashlight was developed and manufactured by the Torrance-based company Pelican to meet LAPD specifications. It will feature both a standard "patrol mode" and an ultra-light "tactical mode" that is bright enough to temporarily blind suspects. (emphasis mine --Ed.)

As far as I'm concerned, in most cases if a cop feels the need to beat down a suspect, he better have a weapon to do it with. THAT'S WHY THE G*D DAMNED THINGS WERE TWO FEET LONG AND WEIGHED TWO POUNDS IN THE FIRST F**KING PLACE.


Dear ACLU b*tches, let me ask you this:  If some crazy f**k comes to your house and tries to break in and harm you, would you rather the cop had a piddly ass weenie light or a big honkin' MO FO light that he could whack the f**ker with rather than shooting him (or possibly you in the process)?

Can't we let the cops be the cops?  Here's a hint: if the cops are chasing someone, it's likely they did something VERY VERY BAD.

PC run amok.  Soon we will all be defenseless, when even the cops lose the ability to subdue the bad guys.

And don't EVEN get me started on the price.....

Posted by caltechgirl at March 31, 2007 12:53 AM | TrackBack

Yea, what part of a criminal being a bad guy did the ACLU miss? Why are they always seeking to protect the guilty and slaughter the innocent? Fucking commies.

Posted by: Stacy at March 31, 2007 06:30 AM

The article seems like a parody ("Cops May No Longer Use Anything To Subdue Fleeing Criminals"). Could be part of that new program, Operation Fully-Disarm-Law-Enforcement.

Posted by: dogette at March 31, 2007 07:32 AM

I think Dogette has nailed it. In they're zealousness to protect all criminals - the ACLU is working to fully disarm law enforcement. Pretty soon they won't even be able to carry guns. ARG!!!!

Posted by: Teresa at March 31, 2007 09:12 AM

Seriously, it DOES seem like a parody. You'd think they'd welcome flashlights (!) vs. the police shooting the perps, but nooooo. How f'n stupid can these people get?!

Posted by: Beth at March 31, 2007 04:48 PM

I have friends that are policemen... this is just wrong. It makes me worry about their lives even more.

Posted by: vw bug at March 31, 2007 05:15 PM

The ACLU also needs to recognize the vital need cops have for force short of lethal force. If someone rushes at you who may or may not be armed, with a split second in which to act, and the only choice is between your fists and your gun, someone is going to die, and it's not going to be the cop.

Posted by: Dave J at April 1, 2007 07:44 AM

Oh come on, CTG, where's your compassion for the bad guys? Don't you know they probably had troubled childhoods,... and they probably weren't breast-fed, and their fathers probably beat them. Ohhhhhh poooooor them!

(Running and hiding!)

Posted by: Marie at April 2, 2007 07:29 AM

Years ago when I was on the force we used to carry the two double a mag lights on our belts, but we had collapsible batons (asps). Which were used for helping to subdue hostiles and break things... like car windows when someone was trapped inside a burning car.

I believe our local force still carries those.

Posted by: Contagion at April 2, 2007 07:54 AM

Geez - what a right-wing a$$hole you are! :-)

Posted by: Mark at April 2, 2007 08:02 AM

Boggles the brain, it does.

Posted by: Jenna at April 2, 2007 08:56 AM

**sigh** I wish I was surprised...

Posted by: Richmond at April 2, 2007 11:08 AM

No, really, what do you think???

I'm not 100% sure if I agree with you but I certainly don't disagree either but any woman who can use ACLU and Fuck in the same sentence deserves a good read.

And a good read you provided!

Posted by: Housewife at April 2, 2007 12:07 PM

From one right-wing a$$hole to another...WTF???? As the sister of a cop, if you're going to make the cops get a smaller flashlight, get this one. It may be small, but it has a beam powerful enough to blind the m'f'n' idiot, and then nice little teeth at the end to jaggedly cut someone open, if necessary.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at April 2, 2007 07:18 PM

This has been rattling around in my little pea brain since I first saw this post. One of my favorite paragraphs of all time:

Imagine if a friend, or even a son or brother, told you, "Hey, guess what I did last night? I stole a car and then I stole a cop car, I shot at some cops (presumably family men), and resisted arrest every step of the way." My response would be: A) "I hope they beat your ass"; B) "Gee, did they beat your ass?"; C) "How come they didn't beat your ass?"; or D) "Come with me right now so I can take you down to the station so they can beat your ass." There is no E) none of the above.
That's not to say I favor police beatings, but sometimes I'm not overly bothered either.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at April 3, 2007 08:47 AM

All I know is, if a cop is unable to use a flashlight or baton to help subdue a resisting suspect, the odds increase that he'll have to use deadly force.

Somehow I don't think the ACLU has thought it through.

Posted by: McGehee at April 3, 2007 01:13 PM