Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Unarmed

The media like to run headlines about the police killing of unarmed suspects.  In 2014 there were about 12,000 murders committed in the USA.  Of these murders, over 600 were committed by criminals who were unarmed at the time of the murder.

Unarmed is not the same as not dangerous.  Unarmed is not the same as safe to be around.  Unarmed is only a transitional situation.  A suspect may be unarmed, but he may take the officers gun.  An unarmed man can pick up a stick, a rock, or a brick, and use it as a weapon.

An unarmed man is a deceptive term.  Thousands of martial arts studios teach people every day how to conduct unarmed combat.  An unarmed man still has his feet and his hands.  Every year people are killed by the use of feet hand hands, unarmed is still dangerous; that's what the SGT Says.

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