San Bernardino Police Chief: Officers Responding to Terror Attack Were Outgunned

ByPamela Geller on March 12, 2016
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Hardly reassuring — the deaf leading the blind. San Bernardino is one of the most mismanaged and over-taxed cities in Southern California. They have the money, but they are disarmed in the information battlespace. Until we honestly identify and address the ideology behind this holy war without derision and scorn, we are waiting for the next horror.

“San Bernardino Police Chief: Officers Responding to Terror Attack Were Outgunned,” By Breitbart, March 11, 2016:

San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said officers responding to the December 2 terror attack carried out by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were outgunned and under-equipped.

He suggested that the deficit in firepower and equipment was due to the city’s 2012 bankruptcy.

According to 89.3 KPCC, Burguan said officers responding to the attack were “wearing soft body armor.” And at least one officer, who responded while en route to lunch, arrived on scene wearing no body armor at all. Moreover, the majority of the responding officers carried handguns, while Farook and Malik carried rifles in addition to handguns.

Burguan said that local businesses have now stepped in to fill the financial void. The goal is to raise $300,000. BNSF Railway has already worked with other businesses to raise $126,000 of that.

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He plans to “add 100 to 150 AR15 rifles to department’s inventory in addition to hard armor plates and other tools.”

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  • Po Tato

    If even the cops are outgunned by the moslem savages, think of the Californian liberals who vowed to take away all the guns from law abiding citizens !!

  • Veteran

    All this thanks to the religion of peace!

    • Dave J Lawson

      And we end up supporting muslim pandering politicians like Ted , Rubio , Kasich.

      Only Trump has had guts to speak out against letting in jihadis into the country and going after jihadi families

      But so called “conservative ” republicans support obama and his policy http://tinyurl.com/na4mxlp

      • joe1429

        Amen….. Go Trump!!!!!

    • S. Haugen

      Yes, and i hope we will have a third world war, then we can get rid of all the lefties and muslims on planet earth.

  • SRN99

    Arm the police with pig oil spray.

    • Ron Cole

      M14s with bayonets and grenade launchers are nice too.

  • Fred

    May all those who lost their lives due to these savages RIP

  • bitterlyclinging

    When the 29th Division landed on Omaha Beach, all they had to protect them from the fire of the 1,000 rounds per minute MG 32’s mounted on the bluffs was their shirt and helmet.
    Read the internet version “First Wave On Omaha Beach”, see if you can avoid shedding a tear. Able Company managed to contribute two men, two rifles, total, out of 200, to the fight for Omaha Beach.
    “The Tree of Liberty has to periodically have its roots refreshed by the blood of Patriots” Remember that after last night in Chicago. After Robert Lavoy Finicum in Oregon.
    An old Norwegian toolmaker used to ceaselessly remark that the “Bottleneck is always at the top” Last night’s chaos was orchestrated from the top, as well.
    With friends like Buraq Hussein Obama, who needs enemies?

  • Mahou Shoujo

    This is how it is, learn from history, apply it to today, keeping in mind the white mosques increasingly pro-muslim policies

  • Drew the Infidel

    This is a CA tradition to send the cops onto the streets insufficiently armed. The best example is the North Hollywood bank shootout (Google it) when all the cops had was 9 mm handguns while the suicidal criminals had automatic weapons and body armor. They had to go to a nearby gun store and borrow weaponry.

  • Mxpctlk

    I call BS. Allow the offices to buy/use their personal carbine and problem solved. Have designated units carry carbines in their cruisers and problem solved. Finally – the cops won that encounter pretty handily. The militarization of the police is an errant policy and has been from the start.

  • Ron Cole

    Most of my friends are better armed and trained that the Police.
    As bad as that sounds it is not all bad.
    The criminal, alien criminal, wack jobsand islamic criminal terrorist must think about “who is armed” and not just about the presense of Law Enforcement.
    That Law Enforcement is often ill prepared and under armed is usually due to cowardly public “awfulcials” and misappropriation of funds of public funds by the same crooks.

    Support Law Enforcement and prepare you and yours.

    • lgwatson

      Law Enforcement and citizens in the area I live in are well armed and trained.

  • Up Huff

    100 to 150? Do they have THAT many cops on the streets? I thought they’d gone bankrupt, so why do they have that many officers?
    All that aside, they should supply them with .50’s if they care to REALLY do a number on terrorist Muslims.

  • joe1429

    The obama admin, is actually curtailing military equipment to the police.