Thursday, July 21, 2011

Any More Understatements, Sir?

July 19, 2011 Channel 7 in Denver has a news report about a group of robbers using baseball bats to attack couples leaving bars and restaurants at closing time.  Denver's police spokesman engages in a great understatement:
The attackers are “not nice people," Jackson said.
I will say that the baseball bats simplify the identification problem.  Were I living in Denver, and a group of men carrying baseball bats approached me in an urban setting, there would certainly be a good cause to draw and insist that approaching within 15 feet would get someone shot.

1 comment:

  1. Well, yes, but note that the people being approached are leaving bars, which means that they are most certainly not carrying, as that would be illegal (in Denver). Perhaps the perps have taken this into consideration.