Friday, July 31, 2020

Detroit Man Brings A Sword, A Kukri, And A Dagger To A Gunfight

With predictable results.

(Not actual footage of the incident)

The Detroit Free Press: Man fatally shot by police after pursuing, injuring officer with thrown dagger, police say

Chasing police while waving a sword around and throwing a dagger at them is no basis for a peaceful dialogue.

Of course, the usual suspects are protesting and demanding an independent investigation because police apparently should not defend themselves while being attacked by people with swords.

Chris White, director of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, issued a statement Thursday evening calling for an independent agency to investigate the shootings.

He expressed concern for what he says is a “shoot to kill policy," and the potential for more incidents that will hurt the city. 

“It doesn't take an expert in weaponry to know a dart doesn't compare to a bullet,” he said. “We understand the city is violent due to decades of disinvestment and erosion of access to public goods. However, we strongly feel that the department is using this violence as a rationale to shoot to kill.”

Yes indeed, Mr. White, who is Black, yet cannot comprehend any shades of Grey, and only sees the world in Black and White, clearly has no clue what he's talking about and is clearly not an expert in weaponry, nor even a rank amateur.

Thankfully, Chief Craig is properly backing his officers and Detroit is lucky to have him at the helm of the police force.


Old NFO said...

Screw that. Deadly weapon means deadly force is authorized.

Aaron said...

Old NFO: Yep, you're exactly right. Mr. White has no clue what he's talking about, not to mention he lies about it being a "dart" versus multiple swords and knives. All of which (including even a "dart") are deadly force and legally can and should be defended against with force including deadly force.

Scott said...

+1 on Chief Craig. He may well be the best police chief Detroit has ever had.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

"Dart" sounds harmless whereas thrown knife and sword are more dangerous...who is mincing words? Apparently Mr White hasn't seen what a knife or a sword can do to a body...Perhaps he needs to watch "Forged in Fire" and Watch Doug Marcida wear out a ballistic dummy with a sword or a knife....