Monday, August 07, 2006

When Life Imitates The Movies

This from Radley Balco, covering the latest botched SWAT-raid:

"Police gave him several commands to 'drop the weapon, drop the weapon,' and when he didn't do so, that's when they used deadly force," Johnson said. "They weren't after this guy. If he had not done what he did, he wouldn't have been shot."

(As Balco points out, this was the innocent uncle of a drug suspect, who had barricaded himself behind several doors in fear of this home invasion.)

This scene here (courtesy of IMDB) is from Quinton Tarintino's first hit Reservoir Dogs, when the unstable Mr. Blonde explains what went wrong at the botched jewelry store robbery:

Mr. Pink: He seems okay now, but he was crazy in the store.
Mr. White: This is what he was doing.
[Mimics randomly shooting innocent bystanders]
Mr. White: Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam.
Mr. Blonde: Yeah, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. I told 'em not to touch the alarm, they touched it. If they hadn't done what I told 'em not to do, they'd still be alive.
Mr. White: [clapping] My fucking hero.
Mr. Blonde: Thanks.
Mr. White: That's your excuse for going on a kill-crazy rampage?
Mr. Blonde: I don't like alarms, Mr. White.


Post a Comment

<< Home