Monday, December 10, 2007

Playing Catch-Up

Reader "1894C" sent me a heads-up to a story I missed earlier.

Boston Herald:

A Boston firefighter is mending from what could have been deadly stab wounds he suffered early yesterday morning when he was allegedly jumped in East Boston while off duty by a group of Hispanic males who told him they “don’t want any gringo here.”

Though police are not classifying the incident as racially fueled, the Boston Police Department’s Community Disorders Unit is investigating. The 32-year-old jake, whose name officials were not releasing, is white.

Yeah, no racial implications there.


I suppose if six white kids in Southie were to send a black postal worker to the hospital with multiple stab wounds, after telling him they "don't want no niggers around", it would just be another stabbing.

I'm sure Jesse and Al would have nothing to say on the matter.


MacDonald said the firefighter had gone to Chivas Restaurant in Day Square to grab takeout when “six guys started exchanging words with him. He indicated he was just there to get a sandwich and that he was a firefighter. They pushed him.”

Hoping to avoid a confrontation, MacDonald said the firefighter got into his car and headed for his station for safety’s sake, but the pack followed him on foot. It was shortly before 2:45 a.m.

“As soon as he got out of his car, six guys jumped him and started kicking and punching him,” MacDonald said. “He felt two sharp pains in his chest and knew he had been stabbed.”

Thank heavens Mayor Menino's victim disarmament policy remains in place down there. Someone could have gotten hurt otherwise. A firefighter (or nurse, architect, gas station attendant, college student, etc.) getting stabbed on the street is but a fraction of the price Mayor Menino is willing to pay to ensure that law-abiding citizens remain defenseless while they're out enjoying life in Menino's "world-class" city.

Note: this guy did everything he could do to avoid a violent confrontation. The animals who attacked him did everything they could do to ensure such a confrontation took place.

So, you can spare me all that "You'll never have time to whip out your gun to defend yourself" crap that the anti-gun fruitbats are so fond of repeating. If this guy was armed and prepared to use lethal force to defend himself, the population of Boston would be down at least a couple of scumbags, and one less "good guy" would be recovering in a hospital bed.

Rule #1: Avoid situations where deadly force would be justified.

Rule #2: If Rule #1 falls through, you have a couple options.

a) Draw your weapon and fire at the target until the threat is neutralized.

b) Make sure you fall with your "good side" up for the best-looking chalk outline possible. Bonus style points will be awarded to your next of kin if you hit the sidewalk in the "Walk Like an Egyptian" position.