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Machete Wielding Man In L.A. Police Shooting.

Many takeaways from this video. The police should have shot this guy long before he had an officer on the ground in the middle of the street. At one point you see the cop shooting him, it failing and him turning and trying to run. He should have been emptying his mag instead of yelling at him. He could not have stopped shooting. They are supposedly trained to not panic in a situation like this. Easy to say I know. But these are the people who have the power over your life and are trusted with protecting you. You have to wonder if this officer had been trained on a failure to stop drill.

It’s scary to think about. One hit from that blade is almost certain to at the least maim you for life. You are looking at a very deep wound severing nerves etc. Maybe a lost limb. I’ve seen machete wounds to the head because I am the kind of sicko that goes to bestgore dot com. ( don’t go to that site unless massive amounts of gore don’t bother you) and there are no small machete wounds when those wounds are made with intent to hurt.

I also can’t help to assume a lot of it was the SJW policies of the L.A. higher ups and the fear the cop had of backlash that would come from having to end one of the protected class. Either way that was not some mighty fine police work on his behalf.

If you are new to self defense and just started to carry concealed and watching and reading this Do not let some one get that close to you if they are coming at you with a blade of any size and with intent.

A video on Desert Camouflage Effectiveness

Brent0331 put together a Youtube video showing off the effectiveness of various desert camo patterns.

I’ve read that some of the newer patterns were designed more around how well they would hide under night vision than the visual spectrum. What is great is this video also shows the uniforms under night vision.

In any event, this video shows a wide variety of patterns compared against each other.