He was in possession of an illegally obtained and modified handgun.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Jeffrey and Vance Family.
GRAPHIC: Houston police bodycam footage shows shooting that left Senior Officer William Jeffrey dead, wounded Sgt. Michael Vance; the suspect was armed with a Glock with an auto switch pic.twitter.com/f9rC8uSFVj
A valuable look at how Fentanyl is mixed with heroin and smuggled into the USA by Mexican drug cartels. Besides providing an accurate summary of what’s happening, you should additionally note two things:
1- I’ve been writing for some time about how as Americans lose faith in government institutions, private powers will rise up to take the place of the government. We see it now in America with the wealthy hiring private security to patrol the neighborhoods where they live. Here is yet another example.
The video shows how the drug cartels have completely supplanted the local government and are now providing many of the available jobs and social services. The cartels serve a role as a type of surrogate government enterprise. Take a look at the video at the 5:10 time stamp. Those are cartel-owned cemeteries (which also serve as high end party spots) in Sinaloa. Some of the crypts are bigger than my house. All provided by the drug cartels. “Don’t have money for a funeral? No worries. Work for the cartel and you will be forever immortalized in a place like this.”
I believe something similar will be coming to the USA as well. The criminal street gangs are already a more powerful force than the police/government in many urban population centers. This power shift will increase with diminishing tax revenues, fewer government support programs, and a “defunding” of the police.
2- Take a look at how the cooks are handling the fentanyl at around the 1:10 time in the beginning of the video. No respirators. No gloves. They are dumping pounds of the stuff into the boiling cauldron of heroin precursors without any protective gear. No adverse effects. Now you see why I’ve always doubted the reports of cops passing out and requiring Narcan for getting a single grain of fentanyl powder on their hands. The “epidemic” of accidental police fentanyl overdoses is utter bullshit.
When the cartels have more influence than the government, people’s loyalty shifts to the cartel over the historical “powers that be.” This power shift will happen here too. Some experts call it the “Cartel-ification” of America. When criminal gangs step up and begin providing more benefits to local residents (jobs, infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and charity for the poor) than the government provides, who do you think the people will support?
Just goes to show the “War on Drugs” is useless. You can curtail the amounts of cocaine and heroin on the street but the junkies will just find something else to shove in their veins and kill themselves.