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by The only good cop is a dead cop
Sunday, Apr. 10, 2011 at 6:03 PM
If you get into a gun fight with a crooked cop aim for the head? Also high powered rifle rounds will usually penetrate the bullet proof vests cops wear.
I don't have anything against law abiding cops protecting us from criminals, but sadly most cops are just thugs that protect the government rulers from the serfs they rule over.
The fact that two thirds of the people in prison are there not for committing real crimes like robbery, rape or murder, but for victimless drug war crimes that harmed no one also seems to say the police are not here to protect us.
Of course alleged Libertarian Mike Renzulli will tell you that "pigs" stands for Pride, Integerity and Guts. Renzulli go fuck yourself. The rest of us know better.
Police bulletproof vests leave key body parts vulnerable
Posted: Saturday, April 9, 2011 1:15 pm
Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A surprising number of officers killed and injured each year were wearing bulletproof vests that gave them comfort and mobility but left key body parts uncovered and vulnerable, national statistics show.
The bullet that tore through Clairton, Pa. police Officer James Kuzak's body April 4 struck him in the left shoulder, just beyond the coverage of his protective vest, a virtually unavoidable danger officers face as they try to strike a balance between maneuverability and safety.
Kuzak, 39, survived the shooting, and though still critical, was alert and talking two days later, fellow officers say. But others have not been so lucky. Thirty-three officers who were fatally shot in 2009 were wearing body armor, according to the most recent FBI statistics. Most were struck in the head, but others were hit in the neck, throat and upper torso.
"There's just those areas of the body that can't be protected without hindering mobility," said Ed Hinchey, a former police sergeant who in November 2004 was shot in the groin just under his bulletproof vest. Hinchey is now an armor technical specialist for Safariland, a major manufacturer of body armor worldwide. His job is to explore how to create better protective gear by studying actual events.
"We're working to find materials that do have the ballistic capacity to stop rounds and still give you the mobility, but the technology is not there yet. There's no way to give that 100 percent protection."
There are plenty of products on the market that offer additional protection for tactical officers, whose duties include riot control and hostage situations. But items such as ballistic collars, chaps, helmets and shields are impractical and cumbersome for patrolmen like Kuzak, who normally handle less intense calls while on day-to-day patrol.
Most patrol officers' vests are hidden under their uniforms. The vests cover most of the shoulder and the front and back of the torso to the waistline, allowing an officer to access items on his duty belt and turn his head to talk into the microphone on his lapel. Manufacturers are seeking ways to make vests that offer more coverage but are light enough for movement, such as a T-shirt style vest, which is not yet feasible, Hinchey said.
From 2000 to 2009, 36 of the 97 slain officers who suffered torso wounds despite wearing vests took a bullet through an armhole or shoulder area of the vest. In 16 of those cases, the round penetrated through the vest or was more powerful than the vest's capabilities, according to the FBI's statistics. In 14 cases, the bullet entered through the abdominal or lower back area.
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