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Help Wanted: Clairvoyant Police

Posted on | February 2, 2013 | 8 Comments

In Atlanta, an armed police officer in a school — y’know, like the NRA has recommended — disarmed a shooter after only one person was injured. This good news wasn’t good enough for Piers Morgan:

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The link Piers provided goes to a story titled “Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, police chief says.” Is he suggesting the officer failed because he didn’t stop the shooting before a single shot was fired? Isn’t that moving the goal posts quite a bit? No one suggested putting psychic cops in schools just cops.

We need police with ESP who can foresee events before they occur and prevent them from happening. Or we need to deport Piers Morgan.


8 Responses to “Help Wanted: Clairvoyant Police”

  1. smitty
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    I think @PiersMorgan is trying to be perfectly clear: anything less than perfection is conservative.

  2. Steve Skubinna
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    This is akin to Mother Jones’ assertion that an armed citizen has ever stopped a mass shooting. The reasoning being, if somebody stops a shooting at one or two victims, then it is not a mass shooting and therefore one was not stopped.


    Or perhaps it’s the same logic we enjoyed in grade school. Make a repetitive gesture until somebody asks what you’re doing, and reply “This keeps the tigers away.” When your interlocutor responds there aren’t any tigers for thousands of miles, you shrug and smugly say “See? It works!”

  3. Tania Gail
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    In short, an armed off duty guard was able to prevent a mass murder event by disarming the teen.

  4. SDN
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Piers Morgan serves as a reminder of why the original Patriots encouraged Tories to leave the country by offering tar and feather facials….

  5. orbitup
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    His ratings have been in the tank so he’s been stirring the pot. That limey bastard shouldn’t even take part in the debate.

  6. Kzintis
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I think Piers Morgan got the Minority Report, not the one from the girl precog that really knows what’s going to happen.

  7. richard mcenroe
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Look him up on Twitter @piersmorgan and ask him who Newtown trusts more, him or the NRA. They just hired armed guards for their grade schools.

  8. Freddie Sykes
    February 2nd, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    Your first point reminds of the fact that Giuliani received no credit for cutting the murder rate in half, saving over 600 most minority victims each year. The reason? Well, since they were not murdered, we could not name them.

    Your second point? Well, I have been gesturing like mad and still the circus was able to bring tigers to town this week.