Have you ever had corporate training? Remember that next time someone says that the police are trained to carry their firearms — unlike all those amateur hobbyists who’ve only put in a few thousand hours of practice in order to move up the ranks in competition.
Two trained police officers recently shot two bystanders in New York City while trying to hit an “agitated” man:
A bullet hit one woman, 54, in the leg, fracturing her tibia and fibula, Mr. Kelly said. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she was expected to undergo surgery. The other woman, 35, suffered a graze wound to the buttock. She was treated at Roosevelt Hospital and was in the process of being released, Mr. Kelly said.
Both women were shot on the northeast corner of 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Times Square. Neither woman was identified.
The agitated man, who witnesses and officials said had been darting in front of cars on 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, was in police custody at Bellevue Hospital, Mr. Kelly said. The man’s identity was not immediately disclosed. Mr. Kelly said the man is 35 years old and from New York. The extent of his injuries was unclear.
“Agitated” means “crazy,” apparently.