All nine bystander shooting victims at Empire State Building were shot by police! NYPD needs to learn gun control

Saturday, August 25, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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(NaturalNews) All nine of the bystanders who were injured in yesterday's Empire State Building shooting incident were shot by police, the media is now reporting. NYPD officers "fired randomly" into the street, striking nine bystanders in the legs, buttocks and elbow. The gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only one intended target: his former boss. Johnson never fired at police, it turns out, despite Mayor Bloomberg's initial description claiming he did.

The Guardian is now reporting: (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/24/...)

Questions have been raised over the New York police department's handling of a shooting near the Empire State Building after armed officers injured nine passers-by as they pursued a gunman who had just shot dead his former boss.

One of those injured by police told the Guardian that officers appeared to fire "randomly" as they confronted Jeffrey Johnson, 58, minutes after a workplace dispute escalated into a chaotic shootout in one of the busiest parts of Manhattan.

Reports suggest that while Johnson drew his gun when he was confronted by officers, he did not fire; all those injured appear to have been shot by police.

In other words, this was no random attack. This wasn't a wild, rampaging shooter. The real damage to the public was done by the NYPD, whose officers apparently can't hit the broad side of a barn at fifty yards.

The Guardian continues:

Robert Asika was among those wounded, shot in the elbow from a distance of around eight feet by one of the two police officers who confronted Johnson. He accused police of "shooting randomly", and said he saw at least two others hit by police bullets.

"If you're gonna aim try and aim perfectly. If you wanna aim at the target, you got to know what you're doing because it's the street," Asika said. "I could have been dead right now. I could have been dead."

The NYPD has offered Asika no apology.

Gun violence caused by the NYPD

Bloomberg, always an opponent of the firearms ownership rights of private citizens, loves to lament the danger of "all those guns out there." What he doesn't seem to realize, however, is that it's the guns in the hands of NYPD cops that caused most of the damage in this case: 90% of the shooting victims were shot by the NYPD.

But wait a second here. I know for a fact that NYPD police officers receive hundreds of hours of training and range time in learning how to accurately shoot firearms. Every officer on the force is capable of hitting a fist-sized target from a distance of eight feet. Officers must routinely re-qualify on their pistol skills to remain on the force.

So how could NYPD officers possibly fire 16 rounds and hit nine bystanders unless they were actually trying to?

Hitting nine bystanders with 16 rounds of ammo is difficult to accomplish even if you're trying to do it. But these NYPD cops somehow managed to pull it off. It begs the question: Were these cops intentionally trying to let loose a few extra rounds into the crowd so that they could stage a mass shooting with a high body count and then blame it on the gunman they shot dead? It's not difficult to imagine officers being ordered to do this. "We need more victims of gun violence," Bloomberg could be imagined saying to the Chief of Police. "Make sure your boys turn every shooting into a mass murder with lots of casualties."

Or maybe that sounds totally loony, you say. Bloomberg would never say that. Street beat officers would never intentionally try to harm innocent bystanders. I tend to agree with you. The police officers I know would never engage in such actions. So then what's the only remaining explanation for what happened? NYPD officers are wildly incompetent and a danger to the public.

NYPD officers either shot bystanders on purpose, or they are extremely incompetent

Every person who has ever taken firearms training knows there are four fundamental rules of gun safety:

1) Assume all guns are loaded at all times.
2) Never point the barrel at anything you don't wish to destroy.
3) Keep your trigger finger off the trigger until you are on the target and have decided to shoot.
4) Always know what is BEYOND YOUR TARGET. Bullets, you see, have a nasty habit of going through things and then hitting other things you never intended to hit.

But the NYPD is even worse. Their officers didn't merely violate rule No. 4. They couldn't even aim accurately at their target in the first place!

One of the victims in this shooting, Askia, was only eight feet away from the cop that shot him. Eight feet away! Can a NYPD cop not hit the right target from just eight feet away these days?

And remember, NYPD cops didn't hit just one innocent bystander... they shot NINE innocent bystanders! Four women and five men were all hit by police bullets, and the police only fired 16 rounds total. At least nine of those 16 rounds hit innocent bystanders rather than the intended target.

Hey Bloomberg, "Gun control" means using both hands

Maybe Mayor Bloomberge needs to rethink what "gun control" really means. For NYPD cops, gun control should mean controlling your own gun!

When you pull that trigger, make sure the barrel of your firearm is not pointed at innocent bystanders. Use a two-handed grip and get off the mind-altering meds that mess with head and screw up your aim.

Or maybe NYPD cops should be issued .22LR pistols so they do a lot less damage when blindly firing into crowds of innocent bystanders.

Or cap guns.

Or maybe Bloomberg should require NYPD officers take concealed carry classes because there, every student is taught to know what's beyond your target before you pull the trigger. As a bonus, most concealed carry shooters can actually hit a man-sized target at 14 feet without injuring nine bystanders in the process.

Go figure.

The good news in all this? The truth already came out

I'm shocked that the truth about the NYPD cops shooting all nine of the injured bystanders has already come out. I expected a full cover-up, complete with denials, faked ballistics reports, and a lying mass media trying to blame all the injuries on the lone gunman. After all, another "mass shooting" would fit right into Bloomberg's citizen disarmament agenda.

Instead, the truth has already come out: The bystanders were shot by the police! The cover-up is already blown. I wonder if we'll all be branded "conspiracy theorists" for knowing that the police shot the bystanders, not the gunman?

In a shooting, much like in an act of war, the truth is the first casualty. But not this time. It looks like the truth already came out thanks to the testimony of witnesses who were shot by police. Now, if they had been killed by the police and unable to speak, this might have been a totally different story...

Lessons learned from the Empire State Building shooting

Lesson #1) If you're someone's boss, try not to piss them off to such a degree that they literally want to put a bullet in your head.

Lesson #2) Keep your distance from NYPD cops. They are extremely dangerous, totally incompetent and apparently have no "gun control" skills.

Lesson #3) The next time there's a mass shooting, don't automatically think the lone gunman did all the damage. Because in this shooting, 90% of the casualties were caused by the NYPD.

Lesson #4) If you live in New York City, what's wrong with you? Don't you know NYC is going to be the ultimate death trap in a collapse scenario? Get out of the city, if not for the cops themselves then at least to get away from the wave of zombies that we know is coming because it was depicted in a movie starring Will Smith.

Hey, here's an idea (this part is SATIRE, folks). Why not give all NYPD cops mortars and let them just start randomly firing mortars into the city in order to "get the terrorists?" Don't laugh. That might be next on their police militarization agenda. We'll call them "Bloomberg mortars" and they'll be manufactured with special fragmentation shrapnel that's designed to go through people, but not buildings. That way all the bank buildings on Wall Street can emerge from the shelling unscathed. After all, protecting the banks is what New York politicians do best.

This Christmas, I'm going to send the NYPD some range targets for their practice. But I'm gonna send them really big archery targets so they can actually hit them (http://www.bigshottargets.com/products.php#b...).

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