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New Jersey Police Station Hit 7 Times in Drive-By Shooting

August 12, 2014  | 

Seven pistol rounds were fired at the West Deptford Township, N.J., police station at about 4:05 a.m. Tuesday in what police say appears to be a drive-by shooting.

An officer inside the station heard the gunfire outside, according to authorities. He cautiously went outside and went around the building to see five rounds had hit the front door. One round hit the north-facing wall of the building, where police cars are parked.

The seventh round went through the window of Deputy Chief Sean McKenna's office, reports.

No one was injured.

Security video shows a black sedan speeding through the parking lot twice, but police have not yet determined if the shots were fired on the first pass or the second, said authorities.

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Todd @ 8/12/2014 9:27 PM

And people are against so-called "militarization" of police. Don't start nuthin', won't be nuthin'.

Bill @ 8/13/2014 10:40 AM

We don't need a militarized police to combat these brazen attacks. We need an engaged public. We need to put a halt on revenue generating policies.
When we stop charging people hundreds(if not thousands) on the side of the highways for civil infractions, the public will reverse its overwhelmingly negative view of policing.
Policing for statistics(how many arrests, how many tickets, how drug/asset seizures, et cetera), creates the view that LEO's are only after the money, and public safety becomes secondary. Whether this view is fair- or accurate- is irrelevant. It exists, period.
Now, we have a disenchanted public that is more likely to celebrate these attacks than to be appalled by them.
It is the us versus them policing tactic come full circle. It can be changed by engaging the public and honestly addressing grievances.
The other option is escalation on all fronts. And none of us wants that.

JM @ 8/19/2014 10:51 PM

We are bound to uphold the law and to enforce it. By saying that we should let the law be broken and for us to stand by and allow it so the public will embrace us is ridiculous. There is a very simple solution and that is for people to follow the law. I'm not saying that we should be summons writing robots but to say that narcotics offenses should be overlooked or that these problems can be solved by engaging the public is NONSENSE. The problem is that the government continually makes excuses and empowers people who break the law instead of punishing them and now the offenders are looked at as the victims instead of what they really are.

Bill @ 8/30/2014 4:36 PM

The real question is, 'to protect and serve' whom?

Since legislators have been on such a role lately(polls show them with the highest dissapproval ratings of all government agencies), it is only natural that those tasked with enforcing the dictates of the legialator should come under fire.

Enforce unjust laws, become regarded as a criminal.

History has given this lesson, at the expence of millions of lives.

I don't assume my perspective is absolutely correct. But it is certainly not nonsense. At most, it is a bullet point in a discussion. A discussion that really needs to get real, before we all go off the rails.

We are all neighbors. For better or worse, the people and peace officer is married.

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