From David Codrea’s War on Guns:
San Mateo police detective tripped, accidentally shot man in heart
By virtue of his magic “Only One” status, this idiot is deemed more fit to carry a gun than you or I. And not just any gun, but a submachine gun! You know, a weapon of war designed only to kill as many people as quickly as possible.
And naturally, he:
…will not face criminal charges…
Why, you might ask? Because:
The actions of the San Mateo Police Department were in accord with the operational plan and the actions of Detective Rodenspiel were consistent with the training he received in SWAT operations.
See? Like magic! And it doesn’t even matter if we know how the trick was done.
As we like to say in these cases, imagine if an unbadged citizen committed the same, stupid mistake. Imagine if it were an Only One who got shot.
“The police are the public, and the public are the police.” Uh, huh. Sure, Bobby. You betcha.
News story here.