I saw the video. Seemed kinda dangerous. The BG had the gun pointed at the teller when the good guy tackled him. I would of been concerned that it went off.Man Tackles Suspected Bank Robber
Isn't Associated one to those banks that doesn't allow carry in their buildings? I cannot remember. I think they could have at least kept the bank robber in there for the police or stopped the criminal in other means. Then again, this state favors the criminal instead of the law abiding person (at least for now).
I would have to agree.It would be far easier to eliminate the threat than to go hand to hand with him.
Somewhat related to this, the statute for killing by driving while drunk also covers killing by shooting while drunk... with (almost) NO provision for self-defense. (See below.)I would agree to a 'carry while intoxicated' thing, kinda like a dui. .08 and a gun, there we go.
Every time I see that video, I think "what if the hero customer had been armed" (or "what if I were there"? which I wouldn't be, 'cause I don't bank there, but the question pops up).Man Tackles Suspected Bank Robber
Milwaukee Police Looking for a Shooting Suspect"You can train officers how to subdue a suspect, said Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, "but you can't necessarily train extraordinary judgment and that's what both officers showed in this circumstance."
Probably tackled him as well since I'm not sure if they can carry, even though they can under federal law.I would have to agree.
In the end, luck would have it that the gun was dropped on the floor. Guy got a real good hold on the BGs' neck and head. I would still say it was luck though. A BG with a gun is nothing to play with. A good man could have gotten hurt.
On a side note, any guess what an off-duty cop might have done?
In the above quote, I have a real problem with the way this statute is worded.(a) while under the influence of an intoxicant.
(am) while the person has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood.
Yes that will happen. COMMENTS REMOVED BY MODERATOR: Personal attackFor instance, lets say a guy/gal is being treated for chronic pain due to injuries, if he is legally ingesting an opiate medication in accordance to the doctors orders. An Opiate pain treatment medication can be classified as an intoxicating substance, So just because a detectable amount is found in a persons bloodstream I would expect the prosecutor to say that person was abusing prescription medications and try to portray that they were intoxicated from it.
"There is no way to stop drugs; all we can do is make it safe for others who want no part of it through proactive policing," said Milwaukee police Officer Mark Harms, assigned to the gang squad at the 5th District. "If we leave these drug spots go, they are ticking time bombs."
The target is a home at 3100 N. Buffum St. Neighbors have reported drug dealing and random gunfire.
1,340: Number of drug-related arrests in 5th District from Aug. 1, 2009, to Aug. 31, 2010. Citywide, there were 7,004 in the same period.
11,381: Number of arrests in 5th District from Aug. 1, 2009, to Aug. 31, 2010. Citywide, there were 41,578 in the same period.
493: Number of guns recovered in 5th District from Aug. 1, 2009, to Aug. 31, 2010. Citywide, 2,401 were recovered in the same period.