Those critics of the police who claim that we should "return to a day when all police were like Mayberry's Sheriff Taylor" need to remember that Sheriff Taylor--a completely fictional character BTW--never had to go up against scumbags with AK-47s.
Slain South Carolina deputy’s body armor did not stop AK-47 bullets
RIP, Deputy Joseph Matuskovic. If it's any consolation, at least the dirtball who murdered you got what he had coming.
So for purposes of discussion, when are we going to start calling for the criminals to "de-militarize"? In this case, the bad guy clearly had the good guys out-gunned. What's the solution to that problem? I personally don't see one, but disarming or hindering America's law enforcement community, aka: the good guys, isn't it, IMHO.