Monday, June 13, 2011

Bad guy, good guy

In the 2011 Tennessee legislative session, the Republican leadership accomplished nothing for gun rights. One interesting piece of legislation (that died) would have provided state university employees the legal option of being armed on campus. The usual suspects came out against this legislation, with their boringly predictable comments such as blood in the streets, drunk teenagers shooting it out, etc.

A University of Tennessee Police Department spokeswoman did have an interesting comment, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel. '"It's going to slow down our response time to determine who is the bad guy and who is the good guy," said Lt. Emily Simerly, a UTPD spokeswoman.'

Note to Lt. Simerly, your department doesn't seem to be doing too well at determining bad guys vs good guys. Take for example, the story of a UTPD officer "linked to gambling operation" according to a News-Sentinel report last November.

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The story of a UT cop as one of 50 arrested in a drug sting, as reported in the News-Sentinel just last month.

Pogo had a saying, "We have found the enemy and he is us." Should the UTPD paraphrase Pogo, and adopt the slogan, "We have found the bad guy, and he works for us."?

1 comment:

mikee said...

When the police arrive at the scene of a shooting, the good guys will be the ones with the holstered weapons who say, "That person attacked me. I was in fear of my life. I had to defend myself."

The bad guys will be the ones with their guns pointed at the police officers.

Hope that helps.