Friday, July 13, 2012

From the you can't make this up file...

The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., is just a little angry. Local 2544, which is the largest Border Patrol union local with over 3,300 dues-paying members, tags itself as "the real border security experts". What are they angry about? Apparently, the current administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior officials have created what agents call "virtual brainwashing videos". Their website states that Border Patrol agents have been forced to take a virtual learning course on "active shooters" where the bottom line is that if they encounter an active shooter, as in Fort Hood, the Giffords shooting, or Columbine, they — as law enforcement officers — are to "run away" and "hide".

The site goes on, "If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become 'aggressive' and 'throw things' at him or her." As if the Border Patrol is not law enforcement, they are then advised to "call law enforcement and wait for their arrival …. Multiple quizzes throughout the course and a final test ensure repeatedly that we know that we only have three options … 1. Run away; 2. Hide; and 3. Only put up a fight as a last resort by acting aggressively and throwing things at the shooter. Not one mention anywhere of 'if you are carrying a gun and you have the opportunity take the shooter out'."
Read the rest here.

It appears that having the IQ of a house plant is now a requirement for being put in charge of law enforcement training.

4 comments:

Visibilium said...

The video makes sense if we interpret the training to mean that we should (1) take cover and (2) throw bullets.

Anonymous said...

Nice catch, Vis!

s-p said...

Barney Fife Training? Sheesh.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Part of the big idea is "denationalization." Of which lots having uncontrlled immigration is a biggish part.

Denationalization is a pre-requisiste and/or concommitant of globalizationn. It means there will be no more separate nations.