This is from the “are you freaking kidding me?” folder.
I’ve few words for this. The outrage of insipidly stupid bureaucratic nonsense is overwhelming.
Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an “active shooter.”
…… The instructions from DHS come in the form of pamphlets and a mandatory computer tutorial.
“We are now taught in an ‘Active Shooter’ course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to ‘run away’ and ‘hide’” union leader Brandon Judd wrote on the website of 3,300-member union local. “If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become ‘aggressive’ and ‘throw things’ at him or her. We are then advised to ‘call law enforcement’ and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered).”
The FEMA-administered computer course, …..of possible workplace violence……..
“The Department of Homeland Security takes very seriously its responsibility to protect all of its employees from threatsthat may surface in the workplace,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel said in a written statement to FoxNews.com
…But members of Local 2544 say they are obligated to protect the publicin such a situation, whether they are on duty or not. Given the instructions, some wonder if they would be disciplined for taking down a gunman in a situation like the Fort Hood shooting or the January, 2011 case in Casa Adobes, in which a deranged gunmen shot 19 people, including Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Six people were killed.
“It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm,” the union local’s website says.
Read more: here.
This hurts….. we actually have people who have the charge of securing and ensuring the peace for the law abiding citizens of this country telling our armed border security agents that they should run and hide if there’s a maniac shooting at people. I don’t have any idea how to articulate the depths of this stupidity. “Call law enforcement!!!???!!!??” What jackass thought of that brainchild? Let’s have a look…..
Let’s see, guns, badges, cool lights on the top of their vehicles……. THEY ARE FREAKING LAW ENFORCEMENT!!! Possible workplace violence? WTF? Possible workplace violence….. that’s….. I …. how can I properly express this incredibly vapid expression applied to our border agents? What the hell? Throw things? Freaking throw things?!?!?!?!?!?! Do these people understand why they issue weapons to our border agents? Do they understand the purpose of said weapons? THAT’S NOT A $%^@#%$ FASHION STATEMENT!!!
If there’s anything more which illustrates how horribly things have gone awry, I wouldn’t know what is. There are people in our government actively and aggressively seeking to constrain one of the first lines of protection for the peaceful citizenry of this nation. They are willfully endangering the lives of the public and the people in our border patrol agency. This should be viewed as criminal activity. It’s difficult not to believe this is intentional, given the recent events and events unfolding in the “fast and furious” case.
This got me so distracted, I forgot to reference the story…… here.