Then they need Boo! recordings to train the paranoid cops to start firing at what we used to call "sound shot". Just today, a vicious three year old girl in a wheelchair at the airport was roughed up by TSA agents. What were they thinking? They should shoot first and then ask questions and stop coddeling these 3 year old potential terrorist.. She could have been a threat. Then after scaring the beejesus out of all those big old TSA agents , the little 3 year old creep started crying in terror---probably just trying to get sympathy. Geese!!
Image: Law Enforcement Targets, Inc.
In theory, the idea's got some merit, but in practice - as in target practice - there's something a bit ugly about what Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. is doing.
The company's produced a series of targets with pictures of pregnant women, kids, and other atypical baddies clutching pointed guns. The aptly entitled "No More Hesitation" series of practice targets is designed to help cops, their primary purchaser, overcome any hesitation attached to taking down society's more vulnerable members if they in fact pose a threat. It's an idea sadly in need of being taken seriously following the Sandy Hook massacre last December.
"The subjects in NMH targets were chosen in order to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training," reads the associated marketing literature, as reported by Reason's Mike Riggs. "There is a hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition."
Riggs, who is no fan of the NMH initiative, sarcastically suggests that your town too could train its police to become desensitized to the shooting of women and kids for "just a couple of bucks" per target.