How Should Police Stop A Knife-Swinging Laquan On PCP?

In the latest high-profile racial railroading of a white policeman for obvious political reasons, it has taken authorities over a full year to decide to charge Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The obviousness of the racial/political theater here is largely due to the fact that the timing of the ridiculous charge — first degree murder — being suddenly announced after all these months, so transparently coincides with the sudden FOIA public release of a police dashcam video of the shooting which, to the untrained eye, looks pretty bad.

The video in question has been in the possession of the authorites this entire time.  If it was a bad shoot, especially if so bad as to amount to first degree murder, they should have charged him long ago, apart from the racially ginned-up public and media hysteria wrought by release of the video, no?

As for allegations about the incident itself, there are some gray areas, and some clear-cut lines.

Officers were attempting to apprehend McDonald, who was later determined to have had PCP in his system, after he had been rampaging around the area and using a knife to not only break into cars and other property, but also slashed the tire of a police car when an initial attempt to arrest him failed just moments before he encountered Van Dyke and other officers.

The video shows that McDonald was not “walking away from” the officers, as many are insisting; he was walking briskly abreast of them and turning toward them(5:05), his left hand inside his pocket and swinging the knife in his right hand.

Most police officers are trained on the “21-foot rule”(also known as the Tueller Drill), the distance at which an officer’s “reactionary gap” (the time it takes the officer to recognize the threat, reach, draw, aim, and fire on the subject) puts his own life in jeopardy from a subject with an edged weapon.

Here’s a very good demonstration of the 21-foot rule:

It has been proven over and over again (unfortunately not only in training drills but in many cases where officers have been murdered/gravely wounded) that an agile subject with an edged weapon can suddenly, as rapidly as 1.5 seconds, close a distance of up to 21 feet to fatally stab/slash a victim, even kill or seriously wound a trained police officer armed with a gun.

That’s less time than it takes an officer to recognize the threat, reach, draw, aim, and fire on the subject — the “reactionary gap.” 1.23 seconds is the fastest closing time of the 21-foot distance measured.

I played the video over and over at various speeds.  At 5:05 McDonald actually turns toward the officers as he walks briskly abreast of them, swinging the knife in one hand, his other hand in his pocket.  He takes 4 more steps before suddenly jerking, spinning, and going down.

If Van Dyke perceived McDonald’s turning toward the officers as signaling an attack, it can be argued that he legitimately deemed McDonald (who had just slashed a police car’s tire with the knife) to be an imminent deadly threat within the 21-foot reactionary gap.

That perception might not mean to a jury (Graham v. Connor) that Van Dyke necessarily had to shoot McDonald, but it would definitely mean he’s not guilty of murder.  Not first degree, nor second degree.

The 21-foot rule has come under scrutiny and criticism in recent years/months, and I predict it will (just as “stand your ground,” misapplied as it was, in the Zimmerman case) be the centerpiece of this case.

Not guilty.

Oh, and by the way, as for the number of shots Van Dyke fired (the video also shows the PCP-loaded perp still reaching for something, presumably a weapon, long after he’s down), the answer is that once the decision to use deadly force is deemed appropriate, the number of shots is really moot — although we all know that the public, media, and jurors tend to imagine that there can somehow be some kind of “excessive” force beyond deadly force.

Here’s an excellent but horrific real-life example of why the 21-foot rule came about.  A man armed with a blade is surrounded by police who have guns, yet he manages to kill 2 of them and gravely wound 2 others before being brought down, still moving on the ground:

An Open Letter to the West: Islamic Hijra-Jihad, Internment Camps, and Political Correctness


This was initially written and sent to the current democrat governor of Virginia, one Terence McAuliffe, but I decided to publish it here as an open letter to just about everyone else as well.

To all Western government officials, politicians, and populations,

Trust me on the topic of this message: Following my tour of duty in Southeastern Turkey with a USAF site counter-terrorism security force in the early 1980s, I was later the non-commisioned officer in charge of the anti-terrorism program for Project ELF One in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the mid-80s. Next, I performed Special Air Missions security for Air Force One and the presidential aircraft fleet operating from Andrews AFB under President Reagan.

After the attacks of 9/11/01, I served as a special deputy U.S. marshal assigned to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s personal protection detail for 2 1/2 years, during which time Al-Qaeda had him near the top of their assassination list. Following that, I was a Law Enforcement Watch Officer/Intel Analyst in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Hq Operations Center, until I quit in abject disgust at the utter refusal of our government officials and agency leaders to do their jobs; their political refusal to protect our borders & interior.

ISIS is promising more attacks here in the U.S., particularly on Washington, D.C., equal to and even worse than the recent Paris attacks. Yet so many of our politically correct leaders are obstinately and delusionally intent on ushering even more swarms of Muslim hijra-jihad conquest invaders into our midst. “Diversity is our strength,” they blindly bleat.

As for alleged “vetting” of the countless invaders — please. Besides the absurd impossibility of doing so given the nature of the Trojan Horse legions in question, we have anti-American affirmative-action flunkies and foxes guarding the henhouse.  A few months after the 9/11 attacks, our utterly incompetent government’s former Immigration and Naturalization Service actually, blindly renewed the student visas of some of the dead terrorists!

Unfortunately, ISIS will succeed in attacking Washington and other major U.S./British targets — but only because our society and leaders have become so politically correct, so brainwashed against practicing moral discrimination and rational racism; against profiling and eradicating the Muslim threat from our society.

The fundamental and best ways to protect yourself and others from dangerous elements are distance and shielding. Our political leaders and agencies are really doing neither, and our brainwashed electorate are not demanding enough that our people and cities be shielded specifically from the Islamic threat, nor that Muslims be removed to the furthest possible distance from us.

The public safety and terrorism threats we face are, with comparatively scant exceptions, from dark and swarthy savages operating freely among us. Scandinavians, Methodists, and rebel-flag rednecks are not the actual problem.

I know that you think you’re a good, morally conscientious, and altruistic person for helping third-world savages to continually dispossess, rape, and kill whites. You’re not.

Study the true, original nature of Islam, and stop with the politically correct lies.

The leader of ISIS has a Ph.D. in Islamic studies — he is doing exactly what the Koran, the Hadith, and the Sira, and all of Islamic doctrine commands, and has always commanded for Muslims ever since the rapacious warlord Mohammed invented and began spreading his murder cult by ruthless, bloodthirsty conquest.

Many so-called moderate Muslims can be very nice and peaceful people on a personal basis, and not at all in favor of violent jihad tactics.  However, the mere fact of their at least nominal adherence to the overall domination cult of Islam (along with their sheer numbers) is what gives their more militant leaders, the terrorists, such broad/deep support, and vast geo-demographic buffers so as to be able move about, be financed, and have political subterfuge and interference carried out for them endlessly.

Moderate Muslims, in fact, are part of that network whether they actively decide so or not.

Islamic militants are swearing they’ll strike here again, particularly in D.C., and we had better believe them.

Aside from the the question of political will, our governments simply do not have the necessary manpower/resources to constantly and closely watch all of the thousands and thousands of suspected Islamic militants and their extended familial/support networks already operating freely among us.

Round up all Muslims and put them in internment camps until they can be either deported to the shit-hole countries they belong in, converted, or otherwise neutralized. We had very good reasons to do it to the Japanese Nisei after the Pearl Harbor attack, even better reasons to do it to Mohammed’s legions and family/support network now, and before now.

The Bill of Rights does not apply — especially to a mortal enemy among us — when we are faced with such a dire and imminent national security threat.

I don’t kid myself for a minute into thinking that these completely necessary and warranted safety measures will actually happen, but my conscience is that much clearer that I’m at least taking the trouble to exhort you to join me in the demand for it and to help carry it out.

Washington, D.C. area mosques, especially the Dar Al-Hijra mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, have trained and launched numerous terrorists, including some of the 9/11 hijackers, the Ft. Hood shooter, and various others — yet democrats and ‪#‎cuckservatives‬ continually lavish praise and ceremonial honors upon such jihad training academies, visit them to pray, fundraise, and attend events, and run political interference for them, stupidly and dishonestly proclaiming “Islam is peace.”

I don’t give a rat’s ass if I offend you or anyone else by harshly telling the truth here. You can’t continue aiding and abetting our mortal enemies. We will not tolerate it.

I don’t worry much, either, if this message makes you want to send my personal details to whatever agencies. It would only further confirm what’s already obvious about your erstwhile treasonous agenda.

I’m urging you to cease and desist from that usual agenda, and start helping to protect our nation instead.

Donald Joy