Office Over-reaction, in the act

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courtesy of ‘erin m’

City Paper has a good writeup of the bringing a gun to a snowball fight situation, complete with pictures of the man with his pistol in his hand. Their photos come courtesy of matthewbradley and the full set can be found here. AJ Ashton also has pictures, his showing the first moments as the man got out of the car. In his pictures you can tell that the weapon was at that point still holstered or tucked into his waistband. Click through to get to the full-sized shot, where you can clearly see his hand on his weapon. The preceeding shot of him in the middle of stepping down from the car shows his hand over the weapon but not in quite the same position.

Without seeing it on video – certainly a possibility given the number of cameras around – it’s impossible to tell if this was just him adjusting the position of his weapon or making a deliberately threatening gesture. It’s hard to say whether that’s a holster or if he’s just shoved it in his waistband. If it’s the waistband… dude, I got two words for you: Plaxico Burress.

Threatening behavior or not, I still think it seems a little douche-y to behave the way he did. You can’t just roll down the window  and holler at the revelers to stop throwing snowballs at cars? Pelting vehicles is indeed iffy behavior, and dangerous in already poor visibility conditions. Just maybe not iffy enough to justify armed confrontation…

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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