When Twenty Minutes Is Forever
According to the CNN timeline for the Sandy Hook tragedy, “Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls.” Twenty minutes. Five minutes is forever when violence is underway, but 20 minutes — a third of an hour — means that the “first responders” aren’t likely to do much more than clean up the mess.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Reflections on Newtown
Should have told them there would be donuts.
And that’s if you were driving at 30 MPH with your pretty lights off, obeying red lights and you aren’t already on patrol nearby.
It’s not their job to protect you and yours. Learn and prepare to protect yourself and yours* from violently predatory humans, who constitute 1-5 percent of the male population.
Fuck the police.
*As a man, you should have a working list in your mind at all times of the people for whom you will not hesitate to protect and/or die. These people are completely dependent on you when a shitstorm like this hits. But it needs to be a very short list (I’d say 20 people, max) because you just can’t save everybody.