What Really Killed Eric Harris: How Common is It For Rich People to be Able to Cosplay as Real Cops?
Eric Harris is dead because the Tulsa, Oklahoma sheriff’s department, in a desire to get more toys for its officers to play with, sold its professionalism and public reputation to the highest bidder.
If Tulsa’s police department are doing to allow live action role-players their chance of getting a cheap thrill–as they are likely physically aroused by wearing a cop’s uniform, carrying a gun, and being able to turn on a siren–perhaps they should follow the rules that cons such as Wizard and C2E2 use at their events:
Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other light materials. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips.
Basically, don’t be an idiot.