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(Law Officer)   Dramatic pictures of Watertown shootout taken by resident from his bedroom window   (lawofficer.com) divider line 25
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2013-04-24 04:09:23 PM
10 votes:
i.imgur.com

/lunapic.com
2013-04-24 04:25:18 PM
4 votes:
I too have found a dramatic picture of two brothers battling the local authorites.

i.imgur.com
2013-04-24 04:14:04 PM
3 votes:

HAMMERTOE: "Well, first there were two grainy, amorphous blobs. Then, an appendage appeared to protrude from blob #1 and there was a popping noise. Blob #2 flattened longitudinally for a few seconds, then sprouted a protrusion of its own and there were several more popping noises. Blob #1 approached blob #2 at an increased rate of speed, after somebody tossed a smoke grenade..."


Are you quoting a Rosie O'Donnell fanfic?
2013-04-24 03:50:27 PM
3 votes:

blatz514: [www.lawofficer.com image 351x468]

Damn, dude could have been Farking it up and got shot.


Which is another reminder to be careful which porn sites you are visiting, or at least visit them on the computer in the basement.  If you can't do that, use the iBeenShot app which will automatically close your browser and bring up a spreadsheet in the event you've been shot.


dittybopper: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x448]

If he'd had a rifle instead of an iPhone, he could have ended it right then and there.

Probably would have gotten a medal from the police, even in anti-gun Massachusetts.


Yes, law enforcement should be encouraging random citizens to involve themselves in police shootouts.  Nothing could possibly go wrong with that.
2013-04-24 04:35:17 PM
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Very dramatic.
2013-04-24 04:28:38 PM
2 votes:
From the Onion: "Area Man Now Checks Inside Boat In Driveway Every Morning"
2013-04-24 04:21:41 PM
2 votes:

Dimensio: You are correct.

When a potentially explosive device is present outside of a home, occupants of the home should open all windows, to prevent glass from being blown into the home should the device detonate.


No no, that's tornadoes.

With bombs, you want to CLOSE the windows, open the shades halfway, and quickly install a LOCKABLE cat door if you don't already have one.
2013-04-24 04:18:10 PM
2 votes:

airsupport: Early news reports suggested that Junior Bomberman actually ran over Bomberman while trying to escape.

I guess they've discounted that.


No, I understand that, that actually happened and that the older(dead) brother is now know as Speed Bump.
2013-04-24 04:12:13 PM
2 votes:
"Well, first there were two grainy, amorphous blobs. Then, an appendage appeared to protrude from blob #1 and there was a popping noise. Blob #2 flattened longitudinally for a few seconds, then sprouted a protrusion of its own and there were several more popping noises. Blob #1 approached blob #2 at an increased rate of speed, after somebody tossed a smoke grenade..."
2013-04-24 04:10:50 PM
2 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: alexanderplatz: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x446]

What's going on with the smaller vehicle on the left side of the picture?

I can't wait for the conspiracy nuts to pore over these looking for "clues"


In one picture you can clearly see...a "grassy knoll."
2013-04-24 04:08:21 PM
2 votes:
I found a better photo of the shootout --

www.originalprop.com
2013-04-24 06:05:07 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Dimensio: dittybopper: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x448]

If he'd had a rifle instead of an iPhone, he could have ended it right then and there.

Probably would have gotten a medal from the police, even in anti-gun Massachusetts.

I own a rifle. If such a situation occurred outside of my residence, I would seek cover in a location least likely to suffer an errant strike from a misaimed bullet.

Let's think about that for a minute.

There is an on-going firefight.  You have the capability to end it quickly, and the element of surprise.  Because of something called "target fixation", it is extremely unlikely that either the criminals or the police are even going to notice your first shot.  You are approximately 20 or at most 30 yards from the criminals, which is an easy shot with a rifle.

So, alternative 1:  You wait it out.  Meanwhile, bullets are flying, and they are coming into your home:

[www.lawofficer.com image 351x468]

You're rolling the dice.  Will you get hit?  Probably not, the odds are in your favor.  But what if someone else does?

Option 2:  Shoot them.  By the time the surviving person figures out you are shooting at them, you've probably already got him in your crosshairs and are pulling the trigger.   Remember that you have the element of surprise here, so unless you're such a major fark-up that you can't hit a person in the chest with a deer rifle at 25 yards (which, if you can't, you shouldn't be deer hunting anyway), you're going to kill at least one of them before either knows what happened.

Once you've got them, you stop shooting, unload and safe the gun, and let the police know what happened.

Generally, if you shoot people who are shooting at the police, they don't get too mad at you.  At least, I've never heard of someone being charged for shooting someone who was shooting at the police, and yes, armed civilians have done that a number of times.


Remember also that in this scenario you're an ex-SEAL Marine Core soldier with sniper training.
2013-04-24 05:34:22 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Travis_Bickle: It's as stupid as all the NRA assholes that thought they could take the Batman shooter down.

Batman got shot?


By Robin.

b.vimeocdn.com

What's everyone looking at?
2013-04-24 05:25:26 PM
1 votes:

Travis_Bickle: It's as stupid as all the NRA assholes that thought they could take the Batman shooter down.


Batman got shot?
2013-04-24 04:55:22 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Remember that the police are down the street to the right:  They can't see into that window at all.


Depending on the gun, they could have seen the muzzle blast.
Being that its spitting range for any rifle, it wouldn't take long for them to realize the suspects were down.

/I agree that they probably wouldn't be angry so much as confused and rightfully cautious.
/You're up for a long night of questioning at any rate.
2013-04-24 04:46:43 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Dimensio: dittybopper: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x448]

If he'd had a rifle instead of an iPhone, he could have ended it right then and there.

Probably would have gotten a medal from the police, even in anti-gun Massachusetts.

I own a rifle. If such a situation occurred outside of my residence, I would seek cover in a location least likely to suffer an errant strike from a misaimed bullet.

Let's think about that for a minute.

There is an on-going firefight.  You have the capability to end it quickly, and the element of surprise.  Because of something called "target fixation", it is extremely unlikely that either the criminals or the police are even going to notice your first shot.  You are approximately 20 or at most 30 yards from the criminals, which is an easy shot with a rifle.

So, alternative 1:  You wait it out.  Meanwhile, bullets are flying, and they are coming into your home:

[www.lawofficer.com image 351x468]

You're rolling the dice.  Will you get hit?  Probably not, the odds are in your favor.  But what if someone else does?

Option 2:  Shoot them.  By the time the surviving person figures out you are shooting at them, you've probably already got him in your crosshairs and are pulling the trigger.   Remember that you have the element of surprise here, so unless you're such a major fark-up that you can't hit a person in the chest with a deer rifle at 25 yards (which, if you can't, you shouldn't be deer hunting anyway), you're going to kill at least one of them before either knows what happened.

Once you've got them, you stop shooting, unload and safe the gun, and let the police know what happened.

Generally, if you shoot people who are shooting at the police, they don't get too mad at you.  At least, I've never heard of someone being charged for shooting someone who was shooting at the police, and yes, armed civilians have done that a number of times.


Two problems would confound that decision:

1) I am clumsy.

2) At the time of night that the shootout occurred, I am usually drunk.
2013-04-24 04:42:43 PM
1 votes:
First thing I would have done was run to my dresser for a new pair of underwear.

Then when the bomb went off, I would have to run to the dresser again.

Then, and only then, would I run to the back of the house and cower in the corner like a beat puppy.
2013-04-24 04:16:02 PM
1 votes:

PoweredByIrony: Watching this guy giving his Skype interviews in the immediate aftermath of the firefight was amazing.  Not because of the coverage, but because he felt comfortable sitting in his room talking to the media while behind him on the street were (according to him) three backpacks and a car being examined by a bomb disposal robot.  Three backpacks and a car full of an unknown amount of explosives.  But he didn't feel comfortable OPENING THE WINDOW to give the reporters a better view.  THAT would have been dangerous.

People don't understand things that go boom.


You are correct.

When a potentially explosive device is present outside of a home, occupants of the home should open all windows, to prevent glass from being blown into the home should the device detonate.
2013-04-24 04:12:37 PM
1 votes:
Watching this guy giving his Skype interviews in the immediate aftermath of the firefight was amazing.  Not because of the coverage, but because he felt comfortable sitting in his room talking to the media while behind him on the street were (according to him) three backpacks and a car being examined by a bomb disposal robot.  Three backpacks and a car full of an unknown amount of explosives.  But he didn't feel comfortable OPENING THE WINDOW to give the reporters a better view.  THAT would have been dangerous.

People don't understand things that go boom.
2013-04-24 04:01:37 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: I would seek cover in a location least likely to suffer an errant strike from a misaimed bullet.



Ahh, you've seen the work of the police before, I gather.
2013-04-24 03:57:19 PM
1 votes:
needs to work on his lighting and composition.
2013-04-24 03:57:07 PM
1 votes:

JustGetItRight: A shotgun with buckshot would have probably been sufficient.


Poetic, at the least.
2013-04-24 03:51:17 PM
1 votes:
Lando Lincoln: I started taking pictures with my iPhone 5

Never mind, then.

If you're going to make fun of him subby, at least be specific and do it right!
2013-04-24 03:48:35 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x448]

If he'd had a rifle instead of an iPhone, he could have ended it right then and there.

Probably would have gotten a medal from the police, even in anti-gun Massachusetts.


Hmmm nice.....tastes too good to pass up.....6/10...it's got a good beat and I can dance to it.
2013-04-24 02:59:42 PM
1 votes:
I started taking pictures with my iPhone

Never mind, then.
 
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