How disgusting to see that video and the actions of those police officers. I don't agree with "we were just following orders". Grow a pair and do what's right. Did they have orders to beat up that old lady that was obviously prepared to stay on her own, and posed no threat to them? What about orders to destroy some of the guns they confiscated? I was near Katrina, but not affected by it directly, and if the local government can do what they did on a small scale like that, what do you think the US Government can do on a large scale basis?
Do I agree with people shooting at LEO's? NO. Do I believe they have a job to do? YES. But, you have to use common sense in your job. I run pipelines all over the country at mine. If I thought there was a possibility of a leak should I keep adding pumps and running that line? Common sense says NO. Sorry, but I have no remorse towards stupidity, LEO or not. What they did in those videos was not right and they know it. I agree they were in a tough situation, but it was what it was.....deal with it. breaking the law and disarming those citizens was not the right call no matter which way you slice it.
The discussion has been brought up here at my job as to what one would do if it came down to the government coming to my door and wanting my guns. All I have to say is, if you aint playin fair, then neither am I. I sold those guns a while back officer. Here is a bill of sale. I no longer own them. Have a nice day, and please get off my property.