A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, March 10, 2006

Baton Rouge CCW Shooting Update

It seems the late Mr. George Temple was indeed an enterprising businessman. While Officer Brian Harrison was writing Mr. Temple a traffic citation, Mr. Temple decided to grease a palm and bribe the law officer. Police officials would not say how much money Temple offered Harrison, only that Temple had several thousand dollars on him at the time. Officer Harrison refused the bribe and began the process of arresting Mr. Temple for bribery. Public bribery is a felony in Louisiana. According to court records, Temple was already on probation for simple battery and simple damage to property at the time of his death.

Thus, Officer Harrison was arresting a felon with a history of criminal behavior when Mr. Temple, a trained boxer, lashed out with brute force against the law officer. When Perry Stephens intervened to assist the officer, George Temple was on top of Officer Harrison, beating him to a bloody pulp. Temple already had one of Officer Harrison's bullets in his abdomen. Citizen Stephens shot Temple four times in the torso. When Temple did not stop his attack, Citizen Stephens stopped the attack the only way he could. He put a bullet in Temple's head.

The NAACP is demanding a federal investigation into this incident of a thug attacking an officer of the law and being stopped by a law abiding citizen.

Lessons learned:
1. Multiple COM hits with a .45ACP may not stop a determined attacker.
2. A cranial shot will stop a determined attacker.
3. Sometimes policemen are damned glad citizens carry guns.
4. The NAACP would rather support thugs than the law.

Hattip to PawPaw

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8 Comments:

Anonymous freddyboomboom said...

5: Somethimes you need to reasess you're shot placement...

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry. I just can't work up any sympathy for the officer. He certainly was wronged here no doubt.

However.

Every time I've had to interact with cops they've treated me as if I'm a criminal.

I'm glad he's alive but given the same situation I'd walk on.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Steve Skubinna said...

Only cops you'd leave to the wolves, anon? Would you give the victim a questionnaire to determine if he were worthy of your assistance? I mean, suppose you came to the aid of a fellow citizen (however you'd define the term) and afterwards, discovered he was a plainclothes or off duty cop?

How could you live with yourself afterwards? Especially since, if you'd left well enough alone, a predatory criminal could have been free to prey on more people?

1:11 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Refusing to help a man in a fight for his life because he wears clothing similar to other people who were rude to you.......That's deplorable. Would you fail to assist a uniformed Taco bell employee because Taco Bell got your order wrong back in 2003?

While it is an extreme example, if Officer Harrison had been killed, and you walked away or watched without trying to intervene, could you live with yourself?

5:52 AM  
Anonymous T-bone said...

Damnb Zave!

10:01 AM  
Blogger James R. Rummel said...

Sorry. I just can't work up any sympathy for the officer.

(snip)

Every time I've had to interact with cops they've treated me as if I'm a criminal.I'm glad he's alive but given the same situation I'd walk on.

Looks to me like they had you pegged when they treated you like a criminal, then.

James

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I guess the cops in New Oreleans that were confiscating the firearms of law abiding citizens are just a-ok?

Why should a cop get special help?
They don't seem to give a crap about law abiding citizens.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xavier said...

"Refusing to help a man in a fight for his life because he wears clothing similar to other people who were rude to you.......That's deplorable."

That is deplorible. I should rethink how my past experience with cops has colored my thinking.

Thanks for pointing that out.

9:39 PM  

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