Is that Officer Roy firing at us?
These are police at “advanced motorcycle training.” I guessed it was a special squad trained to protect us from the growing threat of two-dimensional billboard art, but I was wrong.
The caption says it was a simulated incident of motorcycle police arriving at a high school with suspects shooting at them from windows and doors.
Excuse me? Jeez, isn’t this what SWAT teams are for? Or at least patrol cars?
So we’ve now reached a point where a dispatcher says, “We have reports of students shooting from doors and windows of Millard Fillmore High School. I need a motorcycle officer to drive by and see if it looks very serious.”
I’m no expert, but I would think “advanced motorcycle training” should stress getting the hell out of Dodge, and that firing INTO school doors and windows may actually introduce more danger for other students inside. But maybe that’s just me.
James Armstrong of the Arvada, Colorado Police Department practices firing his weapon from a moving motorcycle during advanced motorcycle training in Golden, Colorado May 19, 2009. The class simulated motorcycle police arriving at a high school with suspects shooting at them from windows and doors as they rode up. REUTERS/ Rick Wilking