“Justice” System?

So about this “alleged” rapist that grabbed a deputy’s gun and shot up a courthouse in Atlanta, I’m reminded of the couple who were studying bears up close and personal. Doesn’t anyone see a possible problem with escorting suspected violent felons with anything less than an unarmed 300-lb linebacker, or maybe two? Treating people with respect also means respecting their possible violent tendencies and preparing for them accordingly. I feel badly for the victims and their families, but doesn’t the system need to bear some of the responsibility here? Isn’t the “Justice System” supposed to train their people to act professionally? What am I missing?

6 thoughts on ““Justice” System?

  1. Uhm
    Blaming the system for the act of an individual is a bit over the top, no?

    Police officers get overpowered. I have seen 6’ 250lb muscle men overpowered by a 5’4” 120lb woman. The issue is not that the man was overpowered – that will happen. The issue is not that baliffs, deputies, etc carry loaded weapons, they need to.

    This nonsesne of “blame the system” for all the ills of mankind is a joke. Shit happens folks, and no system is perfect. What are we to do? Shall we drug all possible felons into docility … What of those who are not yet convicted, are they not still innocent before the law?

    Arm chair quarterbacking is easy, coming up with a foolproof system is impossible wink

  2. John- what you said.  Without knowing the particulars of the case, it’s hard to weigh in with an opinion about the adequacy of the security, but as you say, shit happens.  Of course, when shit happens, we should try to mitigate its effects and take steps to prevent it from happening again, but we can never wholly succeed.  That’s life.

  3. John,

    That reminds me of my old roommate’s cousin.  She stood maybe 5’3” and weighed no more than 102 lbs but I saw her one punch a bouncer one time when she got pissed off.  It was quite impressive and a little scary.

  4. I don’t know the particulars in this case either, but I do know that there are many in law enforcement do not have much martial arts training. 

    I have a friend, 5’ 6” or so, 130 lbs roughly, told me about how he pretty much wiped the floor at the acadamy when they started the hand to hand stuff.  He had less than three years of martial arts, and had just gotten his black belt in Taekwondo at the time. 

    It doesn’t take a whole lot of training, just basics and familiarity with situations you may encounter.

  5. John,
    I believe I said “some of the responsibility.” If you leave the candy out where they can reach it, the children will get it. Maybe some of the Stockholm Syndrome was to balme, here. You’re around them so much, you begin to think they have some common decency, like most folk do. The same way animal rights wackos think “Bambi” has emotions and feelings like humans do. Remember the chimp attack. wink

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