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April 23, 2013

As I Was Just Saying: Professors Declare That "We" Might Have Used Too Much Force to Capture Bombers

I don't know about you, but I was actually pretty surprised by their professionalism under fire and in chaos.

"Professors" don't think so. They think "We" were too bloodthirsty and militaristic.

"We." It means anything you want it to mean.

This said, the mortuary pictures of the older brother of the two are extremely disturbing, raising questions as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him with too much force. I understand the explanation offered by Katharine Q. Seelye, William H. Rashbaum, and Michael Cooper. Yet, it does not ring true. A picture is worth a thousand words that will keep our ears ringing as we recoil from this photo. Images have a way of searing themselves into our memory in a way that cant be undone. We have an emotional memory, not just a rational one that is exemplified by words.

While terrorism is about causing fear again an emotion we do have to account for our conduct in these extreme times when adrenaline is running high.

Apparently this dummy thinks

1) shooting to wound is a real thing, and

2) shooting to wound, if it existed outside old cowboy movies*, is appropriate in the case of a running gun battle with terrorists in which they also, by the way for what it's worth, were throwing grenades and improvised explosives at the cops.

And, by the way, half the guy's wounds were caused by him accidentally detonating one his IED's in throwing it. Apparently it blew up as he threw it. So some of the wounds this idiot takes to be bullet wounds are actually shrapnel punctures from his own bomb.

And of course she thinks that "we" need to be accountable for "our" use of deadly force.

Perfect. The Passive-Aggressive Voice.


* Shooting to wound does exist... if you're a sniper and have all the time in the world to line up your precision shot, without having to worry about counter-fire. It doesn't exist so much in close-quarter gun battles.


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