More than that -- and again, maybe this is my experience in Israel talking -- I don't like the idea of subcontracting my own defense to the police. Why should a person who is paid $40,000 a year, who doesn't know me, who doesn't live in my neighborhood, risk his life for me when, properly armed, I'm fully capable of defending myself? It never seemed fair to me.
Well, gee. I don't know if that is "experience from Israel" talking because most "experience from Israel" doesn't often speak in that straight-out-ya-ass dialect I'm hearing. But speaking as someone who's got no particular truck with Jeffrey Goldberg surviving this, or any other night on earth, I say, "Let 5-0 off the hook, then, Jeffrey." Don't just talk. Walk up to John Q. Law today and tell him you won't be needing his services. More protect and serve for the rest of us.
Soprano fans: Jeffrey Goldberg armed=Special K (Season 1, episode 2). Surely you're feelin' me on this!