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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:26 PM

I do recall Clint Eastwood in "The Gauntlet"... and apparently so did the L.A.P.D.

Wotta film: the cops shoot thousands of rounds into a house, a police car, and a bus, all without asking the occupants any questions, such as "Would you like to surrender?". It is action-packed and a thrill-a-minute: you get to see Clint in a bathroom whose porcelain fixtures are shattered to bits around him before he manages to crawl to freedom through a hidden tunnel; you get to witness a cop in a police car what to death by his own as the car literally collapses upon itself due to the massive number of projectiles piercing it; and you experience Clint and his witness survive the gauntlet: dozens of police firing every hand-held weapon imaginable at the time at the bus, facing each other in what seems to an interminable line of officers, culminating in no one having the guts to finish the job when the bus literally dies at the steps of the courthouse. Clint of course, goes on to avenge the death of his buddy right there and then, shoots the bad guy deader than a door nail in front of 200 cops ho just stand there motionless.

So it seems that the police relentlessly fired 30 or more shots into a pickup truck with two unarmed women...and the ladies are going to survive, Thank God. So who says that "life" doesn't imitate "art"?

Missed their vital organs, by God. Good shootin', Tex. Imagine what these so-called trained officers would manage to do in a darkened movie theater or at an elementary school, as per the NRA wishes.

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Reply I do recall Clint Eastwood in "The Gauntlet"... and apparently so did the L.A.P.D. (Original post)
PCIntern Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
PCIntern Feb 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #3
PCIntern Feb 2013 #5
pkdu Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #6

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:30 PM

1. Read a couple of stories about those women

The last total of shots fired was at least 46 and they did not know if more
One house was hit at least 5 times
One neighbor had both of her cars gunned down

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:57 PM

2. Oops...

The whole thing is nauseating...

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:35 PM

3. I have to live with these dangerous gunslingers all over town

every single day of my life. Tell me about it.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:42 AM

5. I recall when I first saw Dirty Harry in the theater

All those years ago and was, as a young man, vaguely horrified by the dichotomy presented in the film. Would that life would be so clear cut and that the good guys' aim would be so true.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:48 PM

4. And yet...

there are many in the Gungeon who repeat ad-nauseum that the general populace need not fear ...training kicks in...and every bad guy dies and the good guys live... thank your nearest CCP holder.

BULL . SHIT.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:51 AM

6. SDPD did well

With a wanted perp in a theater, showing le miserable ironically, who pulled a gun on them. Officer put two in bad guy and none else.

Here is the thing, SDPD trains to a much higher standard than most PDs.

In this case, good think the gang that could not shoot straight was involved.

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