Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Once again, we are reminded how tragically ineffective gun laws are in preventing criminals from obtaining and using them in purely evil acts. In this particular situation, we are also shown how very little actual facts matter to certain people who deliberately refuse to acknowledge any aspect of an incident other than race.
Officer John Moynihan (left) Angelo West (right)
A highly decorated Boston Police Officer and former Army Ranger was shot in the face Friday night, by a perpetrator who the “law” states should not have been in possession of a firearm. During a traffic stop, Officer John Moynihan was approaching the vehicle when the driver got out of his car, pulled a gun, and shot the officer point-blank in the face. The suspect, 41-year-old Angelo West, then started running as he fired several more shots at other officers on the scene.
According to CNN, Police Commissioner William Evans stated that West emptied the .357 Magnum he was carrying in the shoot-out, during which time he was effectively neutralized after he was struck with rounds fired by the other officers and killed on the scene.
Evans stated that West had several previous gun related convictions. The two other passengers in the vehicle were arrested on unrelated charges involving a warrant and a probation violation.