Wealthy “Costume Play Cop” Bob Bates killed Eric Harris

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.

via What Really Killed Eric Harris: How Common is It For Rich People to be Able to Cosplay as Real Cops?.


About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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4 Responses to Wealthy “Costume Play Cop” Bob Bates killed Eric Harris

  1. That is the unvarnished truth about the death of Eric Harris: ‘Unnecessary… [at the hands of] pay to play incompetent wannabe cops.”

    This Bob Bates guy thought he was on a hunting trip, riding with the cops? Not to kill, but to taser – a taser lets you know if you’re a good shot. (At three feet.)

    Are we in the beginning stages of the Hunger Games?

    • I don’t know what the Hunger Games are, JoAnn; I’m guessing it’s a TV show that isn’t available on the three channels my antennae brings in. I’m sure that others will catch your meaning, so I appreciate you drawing the comparison.

      • Your TV viewing habits sound like mine. (smile)

        You may want to find time to read this book (better than movie).

        The Hunger Games, a youth novel by Suzanne Collins. Adults like it, too. Science fiction, a little romance. The underlying themes: power, inequality and revolution.

        In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

  2. Wow – a book and a movie, and still I was clueless … guess I missed reviews of both on PBS. Thanks, JoAnn. I hope we won’t get to a point where we’d accept such an aberration as a term of surrender. But I do think if we’re going to keep pretending we can rule the world by brute force, that we ought give some thought to terms of surrender; it’s logically only a matter of time before nations unite against us to take back their autonomy.

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