Friday, July 13, 2012

When in Trouble or in Doubt

First it was confirmed that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and his elite tactical unit initially fired bean bags at heavily armed dope smugglers. Now comes news that a Border Patrol training video is instructing agents that, when confronted by a shooter they should “run away” and “hide”. Only as a last resort, if they are cornered, should agents get “aggressive” and “throw things” at the perps. Throw things? Really; here’s the site of the largest local of the Border Patrol agents’ union describing the training they’re required to undergo.
I know, that was a pretty lousy rhyme.  The original, which I first heard in "Time Enough for Love" by Robert Heinlein, was "When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout".  I'm sure he stole borrowed it from somewhere else.

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