I have to hand it to them, DC politicritters have a super active imagination! Their latest bright idea is to post firefighters in high crime areas and have them just stand there, unarmed, with the belief that thugs will stop robbing and assaulting people because of the flashing red lights.
What happens when the thugs decide that taking lunch money isn't exciting enough, and that the chance to drive a firetruck is as easy as taking out unarmed firemen? Funny how it's "everyone's job to make sure that our city is safe," as long as "everyone" is on the government payroll.
The police officer interviewed in the video is spot on, and I can appreciate his angst. I'd be pissed, too!
***Here's a short article on it, naming DC Police Union spokesman Kris Baumann as the vocal person grilling the idea.