Mall cop fired after bringing gun to work and accidentally shooting other guard in arse


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/27/mall-cop-fired-after-bringing.html


#2

I want to write the obligatory “This never would have happened if the other guard had been armed.” but can’t pick my forehead off the keyboard.
:zipper_mouth:


#3

Is anyone else surprised that this is a fireable offense in America?


#4

“Paul Blart 3: Blart Goes Gangsta”


#5

#6

Word of warning, @beschizza: someone is bound to try revoking your citizenship if you keep spelling “ass” that way.


#7

We really need some antidiscrimination laws, don’t we? Also, advocating for gun control is a hate crime.


#8

To be fair, the other guard’s behind looked black.


#9

But now if the other guys ass had been armed…


#10

He was only a mall cop, not an actual cop, though.


#11

Is it?


#12

And yet the cop who tried to shoot an autistic man, missed and hit his caretaker, is still employed.

TIL mall cops are more accountable than regular cops.


#13

Citation?

Not that I doubt you. I am almost certain that someone did exactly that in the US. If I searched, I would probably find a whole bunch, and wonder which particular one you meant. It’s more for the looks of the thing, you understand? :slight_smile:


#14

I thought of this one seeing ActionAbe’s comment


#15

Yep. Cops can’t be trusted with guns. We really ought to make them learn how to use their words, instead of attempting to kill their problems solved.


#16

I shouldn’t, but I’m laughing my “ass” of over here!


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#18

Rob, you live near the Ross Park Mall? Why don’t you move someplace cooler, like Homewood?


#19

Thanks for fixing the article. Guns don’t “just discharge” when you are loading them. He was fooling around with it.


#20

“I shot that boy Mike-Mike in his hind parts is all”