“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, June 20, 2008

Dumb criminal of the week

You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit in the wind. You don't pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger. And you don't shoot the policemen with their own TASERs.

Two Birmingham North Precinct police officers were shot with one of their own stun guns Thursday when a suspect they were trying to arrest got control of the Taser and then tried to take a pistol from one of the officers.

The second officer, still in control of his weapon, pulled his gun and shot the man.

This is almost like suicide by cop.....this guy is lucky it didn't turn out to be.

*A virtual cookie to the first person who can name the reference in the first paragraph of this post.


Kevin said...

I think pulling a gun on a police officer is the most effective method of suicide. This is definitely a close second.

ed said...

I'm disappointed that nobody's gotten the cookie. Not a single guess? As virtual cookies go, this one's pretty easy to earn.

Kevin said...

I had to look it up, and I have to be honest, I have never heard of Jim Croce. Sorry

ed said...