Armed and fearful

This is precisely why women should not be permitted to serve as armed police officers.  They are terrified of larger, stronger men overpowering them, and so they are much more likely to unjustifiably fire on members of the public than male officers:

Cellphone video recorded by an eyewitness captured a police officer in Santa Ana, Calif., fatally shooting a 22-year-old homeless man at a shopping center earlier this week.The unidentified witness reportedly saw a confrontation unfold between a police officer and victim Hans Kevin Arellano. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Harbor Place Shopping Center at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Here’s how the eyewitness described the events to CBS Los Angeles:

 “She exited her patrol car, gun drawn, and asked the gentlemen to get on the ground. The gentlemen didn’t get on the ground, he was still inside the restaurant. She asked again. The man then exited the restaurant, and as he was exiting the restaurant, he said, ‘What are you gonna do, b—-?’ About a second later, she shot him in the chest.”

While this news report will no doubt excite many feminists, as it sounds exactly like a feminist revenge fantasy, it’s actually an extremely dangerous development for both the public and female police officers alike.  If anything but instant compliance with a female officer is a death sentence, it will only be a matter of time before criminals begin acting in preemptive self-defense.

It is also worth noting that a society in which individuals cannot verbally disrespect the police without being shot dead is not a free society.