Remember the New York Times story claiming that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has an M4 assault rifle, two pistols, and bombs with him when heavily armed and armored law enforcement officers shot the boat he was hiding in to pieces? Well, that was all a load of crap.
Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.
Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what triggered the gunfire.
I think I can answer that question.
When you arm, armor, and equip peace officers like combat infantrymen, but don’t give them the training, don’t be remotely surprised when they sling lead like a bunch of scared recruits just out of basic training.
If you want cops to act like peace officers, force them to act like peace officers, not make-believe adjuncts to Seal Team 6.