I've noticed that no one in the blogosphere has commented on the shooting of Constable Snow. I never expected Idiot/Savant to offer condolences, nor Bomber for that matter. But I thought uber-blogger, Farrar, might put something up. Alas, it appears not.
It's funny that when a cop is shot as a result of protecting the very freedoms that the likes of Idiot/Savant, Bomber (and others) take for granted, their silence is deafening.
Yet when a cop is placed in a similarly unenviable position of protecting those same freedoms, but forced to use a firearm in a split second decision, their squawking can be heard from Cape Reinga to the Bluff. Squawking which, at the time, I said was unjustified and would be proven wrong. I was right.
Constable Snow, thank you for patrolling South Auckland at 4am in the morning. Thank you for getting out of your car to investigate suspicious behaviour. You didn't know what was about to occur, yet in the dark, armed only with your notebook and a pen, you bravely did what 99% of New Zealanders wouldn't dare do.
May you recover fully and return to frontline policing. And let's hope your injuries aren't so bad they prevent that.