Monday, April 8, 2013

Police In New York Times Determine The Obvious, “Defend Yourself”

Government as a protector is a myth. The Gateway Pundint notes:
In a recent meeting held in Washington, the Police Executive Research Forum has determined the obvious; citizens shouldn’t rely on the police for their own self-defense.  It took research and a meeting to determine this?
The speed and deadliness of recent high-profile shootings have prompted police departments to recommend fleeing, hiding or fighting in the event of a mass attack, instead of remaining passive and waiting for help.
The shift represents a “sea change,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which recently held a meeting in Washington to discuss shootings like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.
The traditional advice to the public has been “don’t get involved, call 911,” Mr. Wexler said, adding, “There’s a recognition in these ‘active shooter’ situations that there may be a need for citizens to act in a way that perhaps they haven’t been trained for or equipped to deal with.” …
Research on mass shootings over the last decade has bolstered the idea that people at the scene of an attack have a better chance of survival if they take an active stance rather than waiting to be rescued by the police, who in many cases cannot get there fast enough to prevent the loss of life. …
“But you see that about half the attacks are over before the police get there, even when they arrive quickly,” said J. Pete Blair, director for research of the university’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center and an author of the research, which is set to be published in a book this year.
In the absence of a police presence, how victims responded often made the difference between life and death, Dr. Blair said

1 comment:

  1. I find it fascinating that gun-control advocates never articulate how they would protect people from the criminal element, let alone a tyrannical government, if they were to achieve their aims. They must know that the police can't be everywhere.

    Evidently gun-grabbers don't much care what happens to law-abiding people. For these control freaks, individual safety must be sacrificed on the alter of social control. It's pure evil.