The taxpayers of Las Vegas, Nevada may be on the hook for $7 million dollars after armed government workers gratuitously shot a disoriented woman seven times for wandering toward them while dragging a gardening shovel.
The AGWs – in full battle dress – claim the doughy, middle-aged woman constituted a “threat to their safety” and they opened up on her.
She survived – and is now suing the city for $7 million, one million for each bullet she absorbed. If she wins her case, the taxpayers – who didn’t shoot anyone – will get to pay the freight.
It’s a miracle (and testimony about the poor marksmanship of AGWs) that she is alive to sue anyone.
Back when we had cops instead of AGWs, one of them would have just grabbed the shovel and that would have been the end of it. A grown man who can’t handle a middle-aged woman with a shovel without using a gun . . . seven times is someone who has no business anywhere near a gun.
We’ve been anesthetized to this sort of thing by its almost daily occurrence – but that only makes it more horrible. Once upon a time, there would have been national outrage over a single atrocity such as this.
Few seem to care anymore because the pathological has been “normalized.” We had a clinical psychopath as president for eight years.
And now we’ve become used to it.
Which makes us pathological, too.
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