But a small ray of sunshine out of Oklahoma this week. Betty Shelby, the police officer who defended herself by shooting a drug addled perp was found not guilty, which was the only acceptable outcome. Little tip for you drug addled perps out there. Take it from old Safe. When a police officer is holding a weapon on you, and gives you an order......do whatever they tell you. Walking away, hands in the air or not is a sign of aggression. Reaching into your car, and I don't care if you just want a drink of water or are reaching for a gun, you are inviting that officer to shoot you.
Few people are ever in their lives in that situation. But a well trained police officer knows exactly what can happen if that drug addled perp reaches into that car and pulls out a weapon. And the reaction time to that happening is too thin for safety.
So the drug addled perp got exactly what he earned by his actions. Betty Shelby got justice, but her life is ruined now. And the usual crowd is doing the usual things. I'm sure riots are coming. Let's see how Oklahoma handles them.
Betty Shelby instead of suffering through this ordeal and having her life turned upside down should be promoted to a training officer. She did exactly what I would expect any police officer to do, and her marksmanship was excellent apparently. Good job, Officer Shelby.
So here's a little something from the late great John Hartford for my Friday music contribution.