DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers
In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
Lanier said citizens basically have three options–they can “run, hide, or fight.” And she said choosing to “take the gunman out” is the best option if the citizen is in a position to do so.
According to CBS News, Lanier said, “If you’re in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.” She admitted that such advice runs “counterintuitive” to what police have been saying for decades, but she stressed that the situation has changed.
Lanier said: “We always tell people, ‘Don’t…don’t take action. Call 911. Don’t intervene in the robbery’…we’ve never told people, ‘Take action.’ [But] it’s a different…scenario.” SOURCE
OK, what the hell happened? I feel like I woke up in a strange new world, an alternate universe maybe. I can see a redneck, good ol’ boy from Texas kind of Police Chief saying this, but Cathy L. Lanier saying it? Ay carumba…
She also made clear that she does not want Americans to be paranoid, but she does want them to be alert and prepared.
Somehow, I see an unexplained miracle involved here. Someone in Washington that has at least *some* degree of common sense, and speaks out?
Personally, and I hate to sound pessimistic, BUT, look for Lanier to be on the market for a new job soon, she just stepped WAY out of line in the D.C. *group think*.
The next thing you know she’ll become an NRA supporter and will make a few PSA’s proclaiming her new-found belief in citizens’ rights and her full support of the Second Amendment. Continue reading