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Another Win For The Philly P.D.

By Wyatt Earp | February 24, 2010

Dear Philadelphia scumbags, it has come to my attention that some of you think you can stab a Philadelphia police officer and get away with it unscathed. Now while this may have been the case in previous years, the recent string of officer killings we have experienced has changed that line of thinking. In short, those days are gone forever.

Nowadays, if you are going to attack a police officer with a knife, you are going to get hurt. Badly. Take this as another example of “the militarization of the police” if you will, but most of us want to go home to our families. Luckily, Officer Leon Campbell was able to do so.

A police officer called to a North Philadelphia house yesterday afternoon, was stabbed in the hand and arm by a woman who then was shot and critically wounded by another officer, police said.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, was in critical but stable condition at the same hospital, Vanore said.

Officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at a house on Montgomery Avenue near 25th Street about 4:45 p.m. had tried to stop the woman with a Taser but the device was “not effective,” Vanore said. He said the woman had broken into the house and assaulted family members.

When police tried to remove the woman from the house, she resisted and pulled the knife, lunging at Campbell. She was shot by a backup officer whose name wasn’t immediately released. Vanore said the woman’s name would be released when charges were filed.

It is interesting to note that the officers tried to restrain her, then used the Taser – which was ineffective – then only fired after the woman shot the officer two times. But hey, I guess we’re still an occupying army, right? Personally, I think this Sean Connery quote from The Untouchables pretty much sums up this story:

“They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago Philadelphia way!”

Topics: The Job | 21 Comments »

21 Responses to “Another Win For The Philly P.D.”

  1. Echosix Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Sounds like a righteous shoot.

  2. Robbie Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Critical but stable condition ? Shame she didn’t meet her maker.

  3. Sully Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I want to know the back story of the domestic….. Clearly it was a necessary shot.

  4. “He Pulls a Knife, You Pull a Gun” | Snowflakes in Hell Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    [...] notes how the Philadelphia Police are responding to knife attacks against officers now. With hot lead. This makes me wonder what the policy was before? It’s extremely difficult to [...]

  5. James Nelson Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    While I do have problems with the militarization of the police, I hardly think this qualifies. She attacked an officer with a deadly weapon and got shot, perfectly okay with me.

  6. minuteman26 Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    What took you guys so long?

  7. TexasFred Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Why was she just wounded?? Stab or shoot a cop and it’s all over but the funeral in MY opinion… I have been stabbed, it hurts like a b*tch…

    Took over 100 stitches, in and out, to put it back together, the guy with the knife has NEVER stabbed anyone else, not in THIS life…

  8. RT Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Never bring a knife to a gunfight…or something like that. The police showed a lot of restraint. Kudos.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Echosix – Just wait, our commissioner will try to bury the shooter. Trust me.

    Robbie – Someone needs to go back to pistol qualifying.

    Sully – The Philly papers will never print that – bad for their cop-hating readers.

    James – I’ll reprint what I wrote at JimmyB’s site:

    In Philadelphia, we still wear pretty much the same uniform that has been in place for decades. We aren’t issued shotguns or rifles, our SWAT team is smaller than it has ever been, and we can’t even get them out for high-risk warrant service a lot of times. Our deadly, military-style weapons are the Glock 17 (9mm), O.C. spray, and the Asp. If and when something big goes down, you won’t have to worry about me and my co-workers – we’ll be completely and utterly outmanned and outgunned.

    Maybe it’s different in other places, but in Philly, the “militarization” of the police is a laughable comment.

    Minuteman26 – If you know the PPD, you know that we almost have to be stabbed, shot, etc before returning fire. That is the unwritten policy the mayor and the commish wants us to follow

    Fred – Officer just tried to stop the threat. He did, and killing her would have mean his arrest. Trust me. No politician of supervisor in this city sticks up for the run-of-the-mill police officer.

    RT – We always try to show restraint. Doesn’t always work out that way, but we try.

  10. Loki42 Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    On a completely unrelated police topic … i am suprised that Wyatt hasn’t commented on this particular goblin.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Loki42 – Bawahahahahahaha!!! That’s awesome!

  12. Old NFO Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Good shoot, and proves point that tasers are NOT always effective…

  13. RT Says:
    February 24th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    The lead in that article was absolutely priceless!

  14. Crankipants Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Another satisfied customer!

    Thank you! Have a nice day!

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Old NFO – I’ve been on scenes where they were used and you are correct: they are sometimes useless.

    RT – I was expecting “Woman shot by police thugs while minding her own business.”

    Crankipants – Thank you, come again!

  16. Jon Brooks Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Instead of a ‘militarizing of the police’ couldn’t it be viewed as a ‘de-militarizing of the perps’? LOL

  17. Ingineer66 Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Amazing to me that in a big city like Philly, you guys are armed like Mayberry. Here in my medium sized town, the patrol police have folding stock combat shotguns and many also have AR-15′s. The SWAT team looks like they are ready for Fallujah.

  18. James Nelson Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Wyatt, I wasn’t commenting on you or your department as I live nowhere near. In general I support the police. There is a trend in many areas of the country that disturbs me, where the police seem to be becoming less a civilian and more of a military organization.

  19. jimmyb Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    In general I support the police. There is a trend in many areas of the country that disturbs me, where the police seem to be becoming less a civilian and more of a military organization.

    Ditto on that, James and Wyatt.

  20. jimmyb Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Oh, and I almost forgot, re the article:

    The bitch got off light.

  21. Rick Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Hopefully she will take on room tempature real soon.