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  •  I'm glad you cite the 2008 Rand study ... (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, Bailey2001, Ginny in CO

    but that report and the continuing data suggests that NYPD firearm training and force skill level are notably deficient.

    The Rand report notes:

    NYPD officers are required to requalify on their firearms twice a year. While the requalification course meets the standards required by New York and is consistent with national norms, shooting at paper targets on a known-distance range does not demonstrate that the officer has mastered his or her firearm and is ready for a shooting confrontation on the streets.
    At page 18

    In this recent December 2012 news article, these training and skill deficiencies remain:

    “It’s very brief, minimal," one officer with a military background tells the Times of the training, referring to it as a "factory line" approach. "Firearms training is important—it's very important. And it's something that is not taken seriously."
    http://gothamist.com/...
    •  Cool! Youve Convinced Me! Every Dipshit on (2+ / 0-)
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      VTelder, kmfmstar

      The planet deserves their god given right to weapons of mass slaughter!  Good job sweetcheeks!  RAH RAH NRA!!!!

      My berzooka's in the mail!  Yeehaw let's shoot some shit up, dude!

      This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

      by Beetwasher on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:42:28 PM PST

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      •  I see you're stalking now, Scarecrow. (0+ / 0-)

        Perfect example of your mindless zealotry ... pox got your brain?

        •  Please Educate Me Some More! I Just Cant Get (0+ / 0-)

          Enough of your manly gun talk!  Come on pal!  Let's go shoot some shit up!   Yeeehaww!

          This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

          by Beetwasher on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:25:19 AM PST

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          •  If mocking is now your "weapon of choice" (0+ / 0-)

            shouldn't you come better armed than with a pissy little douche nozzle?

            And now, the last word is again yours, Scarecrow.

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