There is a massive amount of fail here.

A 25-year-old Japanese tourist — sleeping on a Brooklyn pal’s couch — was wounded early today when a cop on a drug raid accidentally fired his gun through the floor above her.

Ah the perils of booger hooks and bang switches.

The cop’s gun accidentally fired — and the bullet went through Ortiz’s sofa mattress, then through the floorboard and down to the second-floor living room below.

The gun just ‘went off,’ right? Because the NYPD are some of those super special only ones with extensive training n’stuff.

Authorities said the 36-year-old cop whose gun discharged had never fired his weapon before.

Wait, what? You sent a desk jockey on a drug raid??!?!

Look, I don’t really care who you are, before you holster that heater and head out into the general public, send some lead down range.  Mmm’k? I know that badge has been blessed by the magical powers of law and order and is supposed to grant the wearer +20 mad skilz, but you’ve got to consider that some people are starting with a deficit.

And just to show I’m not just going to pick on the police here.

“The only thing I know is that there’s a bullet in my ceiling,” Marcus said.

No sweetie, that’s a hole.  The bullet is probably in your floor. If it was in your ceiling, your house guest would have been unharmed.

The bullet grazed the tourist’s left forearm.

Wounded but walking on her own, she was taken to Kings County Hospital.

Do the Japanese have a different way of walking that I am unaware of?

14 thoughts on “Um…Oops”

  1. Silly, didn’t you know that all gunshot wounds render the victim unable to walk? That’s what Hollywood tells us!

  2. I would bet it should have read something like, “He had never had to fire his weapon in the line of duty before.” Probably just journalistic ineptitude, which is nothing new, but phrasing it correctly would leave less room for intratubez snark.

  3. “Do the Japanese have a different way of walking that I am unaware of?”

    The land of tentacle porn and used knicker vending machines?
    Bet your bippy they have a different way of walking.


  4. “Do the Japanese have a different way of walking that I am unaware of?”

    Actually, yes. But it’s disappearing in the modern society, so I doubt the tourist walked in a traditional japanese manner.

    The traditional japanese walk means you only touch the ground with the balls of your feet, the heel remains suspended(you’re supposed to be able to fit a paper between the foot and the back of the clog). This ties in with the traditional japanese footwear(a type of clogs). There’s another walking style that’s traditional to ninjas, you keep your right foot at a 90 degree angle from the direction of travel. It allows a bit faster(and stealthier) travel, and instant direction change, the better to dodge sudden attacks(try walking normally then simulate needing to sidestep suddenly, you’ll find there’s an additional step of needing to come to a stop first, the ninja walk eliminates this step).

    Btw, the japanese didn’t know how to run until shown by westerners. But their walking style is much faster, and less jarring than western walk. However if unaccustomed to it, it’s tough to walk that way, they built up some muscles that aren’t nearly as pronounced if you don’t walk that way, just saying.

  5. I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that Glock provided NY Cops with a NY Trigger Kit that would increase the weight of the trigger and help prevent these types of accidents?

    I did a real quick Google search and came up with a Wikipedia article on the NY Trigger.

    From Wikipedia:

    This trigger modification is available in two versions: NY1 and NY2 that are rated at 25 N (5.6 lbf) to 40 N (9.0 lbf) and 32 N (7.2 lbf) to 50 N (11.2 lbf) respectively, which require approximately 20 N (4.5 lbf) to 30 N (6.7 lbf) of force to disengage the safeties and another 10 N (2.2 lbf) to 20 N (4.5 lbf) in the second stage to fire a shot.

    I’m wondering if he had his finger on the trigger when he tried to jam the gun into the holster or if he had it at his side (again, finger on the trigger) doing something when he pressed on the trigger with 9 to 11 pounds of force.

    At any rate, I’m glad the tourist wasn’t seriously injured.
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