|From: "Michael L. Richardson"
|Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Police
Ruben, my fear of being shot by the police is real, I live with it every
day, and have not come to terms with it. Consider my neighbors did not
take a oath to protect me, the police did. When I was growing up I
learned that if I needed help to call the Fire Department, not the
Police in 56 years I have not found a reason to change that. Yes I
know we call 911 now and they send who they think is best (if I need
help I will report a fire and take my chances with the courts).
Ruben Safir wrote:
> Michael L. Richardson wrote:
>> the presidency is a job you do not learn until you are in it no
>> matter what other positions ou have had. As I have said ever sense
>> the 1950's I have been told and expect NYC to be nuked. I do not let
>> that stop me from living. my biggest concern is getting shot by the
>> police and that has and does affect my life.
> Yeah I know, this irrational fear of the police when factually you
> are far more likely to be shot by a neighbor.
> like 40,000 to 1 better odds, even in this post Rudy era.
> FWIW, the risk levels as they are now accessed are higher now than at
> any time in your life that NYC will be attacked with nuclear weapons,
> although this
> accessment dipped significantly after the Falujah operation in Iraq.
> It is creeping up again though because of the nuclear arming of Iran
> and the instability
> in Pakistan. You should get a hold of some serious foreign policy
> journals and read them. Also the US Military puts out a serious
> report yearly that is
> available publicly and then there is Janes.