[amsat-bb] Re: CA Ham Plates - Warning!
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Jun 29 13:45:57 PDT 2011
On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:13:35 -0700
Clint Bradford <clintbradford at mac.com> wrote:
> Originally this was almost a joke to me. But then I remember that my wife (who was in the
> car with me) asked me - quite seriously - "Is it OK for me to reach into my purse ... " while
> the original officer was back in her unit on her the radio ...
> And from one with experience for decades in law enforcement:
> > ------------------
> > It's kind of amazing that it generally works as smoothly as it does.
> > But that doesn't for one second diminish K6LCS's potentially
> > life-threatening experience yesterday.
> Yes, if I was belligerent or otherwise not 100% cooperative, weapons would have possibly
> been drawn.
All this makes me really, really glad I live in a country where we don't have armed thugs on the streets. The things that struck me most about the US were the armed police everywhere, metal detectors on many of the public buildings and the blanket CCTV coverage everywhere. It must be horrible to live like that.
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