Scaredy cops

I always find it amusing to read the police responses to a copkiller. You can almost hear their lips quivering when they complain that it’s not fair that someone dares to shoot back at them:

There was a killer on the loose Wednesday night, and the police say he is Eric Frein, who is charged with ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers last Friday night, shooting them with a rifle. One was killed. The other remains in critical condition.

The police describe Frein as a self-trained survivalist with a grudge against law enforcement who has talked about committing mass murder.

Hundreds of officers are looking for him in a heavily wooded area of Pennsylvania. Searchers have to make their way through rugged terrain with thick underbrush and hills.The man they’re looking for is said to be very familiar with these woods. He is heavily armed and extremely dangerous. Wearing full camouflage and body armor, grim-faced officers geared up for a sixth day of searching the dense forest.

They’re hunting a man who might also be hunting them.

“I want you to know one thing: Eric, we are coming for you,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police.

The 31-year-old Frein is suspected of lying in wait just before midnight Friday in front of the state police barracks in Blooming Grove just as a shift changed.

“It’s a cowardly act,” said Pike County Sheriff Philip Bueki. “The troopers did not have a chance. They didn’t even know what had hit them.”

Keep in mind that these are the very men who gear up in military assault gear to gang-assault grandmothers and infants in no-knock raids. And they’re whining that a copkiller hunting them doesn’t give THEM fair warning? Please.

The police should be grateful that the guy is playing fair enough to only target police officers and not police families. And considering that there are “hundreds of officers” hunting him, about the last thing you can call Eric Frein is a coward. Cowards are those who only have the courage to act in packs. Frein is probably a lunatic and may even be a psychopath, but he doesn’t strike me as a coward.

Never forget: you can’t have a police state without police.