Empire State Building Shootout: Did NYPD Accidentally Shoot 9 People?

NYPD shot 9 out of 14 INNOCENT By-Standers

USA Today is reporting that New York’s Finest may account for nine casualties in the shootout between Jeffrey Johnson and the police on a busy Manhattan street.

”The wounded include two women and seven men sent to two area hospitals whom Bloomberg said may have been accidentally shot by cops, who fired off 14 rounds.” So police may have had a “hit ratio” of 9/14—on innocent bystanders. That’s considerably better (worse) than average. Back in ’08 The New York Times reported that NYC police ”hit their targets roughly 34 percent of the time.”As our commentators have pointed out, the so-called New York trigger—designed to prevent negligent discharges—doesn’t help (when the cops open fire). I wonder if someone in the media will have the balls to confront Hizzoner on his “only cops (and celebrities) should have guns” policy.

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