Here’s another police officer who was punched while sitting in his cruiser…

He was murdered. 

You won’t hear about the murder of officer David Smith in all the silly discussion going on about what Officer Wilson should have done when he was being punched in the face by Mike Brown. So maybe inject this little tidbit into the conversation anytime you see some overnight UOF expert pontificating on the danger that Officer Wilson faced from the gentle Mr. Brown.

Again, this isn’t going to make a dent in the sort of doofus who is marching in protests but it will probably do a world of good for the sort of people who retain the mindset of a reasonable human being. Most people don’t know anything about UOF laws, requirements, or realities and all they’re getting is the prevailing media narrative on the issue which is so utterly divorced from any reality as to be sickening.

Pointing out that hey, folks, David Smith found himself being attacked in his cruiser by a much older and much smaller man and he was murdered with his own service weapon…well, it just might wake some folks up.

Reason does not prevail with Hail-Mary plays, folks. It doesn’t sound good shouted through megaphones and it doesn’t usually lend itself to catchy slogans, but it can be effective if pounded relentlessly by those who possess it.

Kudos to Legal Insurrection and View From The Porch for bringing this to my attention.


  1. Just FYI, the “Insurrection” blog you meant to reference is “Legal Insurrection,” not “Armed Insurrection.” The link is correct, just the readable text is in error. 🙂

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

      1. No worries! Only noticed because I do most of the self-defense blogging at Legal Insurrection. 🙂 Not the post referenced here, however, that was all Professor Jacobson.

        Have a great and safe Thanksgiving!

        –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

  2. Small correction; both the officer and the assailant were reported to be 43 years old.
    Also both were white which makes the incident of little interest to the national media.

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