Philly cop ambushed “in the name of Islam” with … stolen police gun; Update: Got slap on the wrist in 2013?

posted at 2:01 pm on January 8, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

A police officer in Philadelphia took three gunshots to his left arm in an ambush, but will survive. The gunman was taken into custody after firing 13 shots into the car, and has since confessed. In fact, according to multiple reports, he has even confessed to a specific motive:

Commissioner Ross says the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.

Sources say the suspect’s full confession of the alleged attack was written down and recorded on video.

Police sources identify the suspect as Edward Archer, of Yeadon.

“When you look at the video, this is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Commissioner Ross said. “This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming. It’s amazing he’s alive.”

Mayor Jim Kenney wasted no time in declaring that “there are too many guns on the streets,” but he might want to take that up with law enforcement. It turns out that the gun used in the shooting was, er …

In a press conference, Commissioner Ross said the gun used in the attack was a stolen police firearm.

D’oh! I’m shocked, shocked that this criminal didn’t purchase the firearm legally for the purpose of committing an assassination. It might be interesting to hear how this pistol got stolen, and how it ended up in Archer’s hands. The police department and prosecutors will be keen to know that as well. As for Mayor Kenney, perhaps he should remember the wise advice that it is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Thankfully, Hartnett will survive, but it’s practically a miracle. The video shows Archer shooting at point-blank range. Ten of his 13 shots missed, and the other three did not fatally or mortally wound his target. After a jury hears this case, it’s a sure bet Archer won’t get another chance.

Update: Jammie Wearing Fool notes the erstwhile assassin’s history:

The man who is suspected of opening fire on a Philadelphia Police officer in West Philly late Thursday night pleaded guilty in 2013 to an armed assault that had taken place a few blocks away the year prior — however a plea deal kept him out of prison. …

Archer was tracked down by police in 2013 and faced bevy of charges that included aggravated assault, conspiracy, terroristic threats, simple assault and others that involved firearms. He pleaded guilty last year to carrying a gun without a license, a third-degree felony, and simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.

According to court documents, Archer was sentenced to nine to 13 months in prison, was allowed to count time served and was paroled. Records show he was arrested April 14, 2013 and was released April 30, 2013 after posting partial bail.

I haven’t seen any other sourcing on this, so we’ll take this as under advisement for the time being.


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See you conservative neanderthals! That’s how gun control works!1!111!!

Neitherleftorright on January 8, 2016 at 3:24 PM

LOL, it’s liberal justice.

Criminals = victims

Legal gun owners = criminals

antipc on January 8, 2016 at 3:49 PM

Isn’t this a Hate Crime?

C’mon, help me out, libfree and urban effetist…

Del Dolemonte on January 8, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Absolutely not.

Because, white privilege.

Neitherleftorright on January 8, 2016 at 3:46 PM

You could make the case that the officer was guilty of a hate crime by first being born into privilege of whiteness and then compounding the error by choosing the profession of Official Oppressive Officer of the Man, thereby violating this peaceful Muslim’s Safe Space and thus triggering him into an action that he bears no responsibility for carrying out. :)

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 3:49 PM

As a critical component of any common sense gun control legislative package, we should also insist, over the objections of the NRA of course, that the act of violating laws regulating guns should also be illegal.

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM

So true. I wish I thought of that one as it could be the “silver bullet” we have been looking for to curb the out of control gun violence we are currently seeing. It’s so elegant in its simplicity that I’m not surprised that it wasn’t suggested years ago.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 8, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Since it happened On Duty and in a Police Car isn’t it work place violence,
Screaming Oboma Akbar is legal when shooting cops I Think.

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Isn’t this a Hate Crime?

C’mon, help me out, libfree and urban effetist…

Del Dolemonte on January 8, 2016 at 3:40 PM

I understand that the person being held is a person that has suffered institutionalized oppressed by the privileged whites his entire life. As a person of color he can not ever be racist or commit hate crimes against his white oppressors. It’s just silly to think that a person that derives from a a people that were ripped from their homes, sold to whites, and forced to work and live in horrid conditions could be anything but peaceful and inclusive of all people. Anyone that thinks otherwise is simply racist or not very well educated.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 8, 2016 at 3:59 PM

Btw, Ted Cruz says no to Trump’s blanket 100% ban on Muslim immigration and instead says we should ban just a limited number number of Muslims that we clearly vet as terrorists from Jihadist states. The problem is that the globalist Cruz’s policy leaves the bulk (95%) of Muslim immigration in place:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cruz-on-trumps-proposed-muslim-ban-no-thats-not-my-policy/article/2577822

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Because we all know that Muslim terrorists from non-terrorist countries (like France or Great Britain) aren’t dangerous.

bw222 on January 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Just like the NY shooting that killed 2 cops inspired by liberal Bill DiBlasio

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 3:49 PM

Have you been taking college course at Harvard?

Neitherleftorright on January 8, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Eric Holder said Americans are cowards because Thier afraid to discuss Islamic Terrorism race relations,or something like that

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM

It’s so elegant in its simplicity that I’m not surprised that it wasn’t suggested years ago.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 8, 2016 at 3:52 PM

No kidding right? If these gun nuts would just pass a new law that outlaws illegal activity by making such activity illegal, then criminals and Tea Party terrorists would think twice before doing anything violently racist, sexist or homophobic to anyone again!

If only owning a gun could be a hate crime against humanity, then all this needless violence and freedom would be history and we could begin the Utopian vision of everyone being identically equal to everyone else, thus achieving Ultimate State of Diversity.

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Screaming Oboma Akbar is legal when shooting cops I Think.

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 3:58 PM
Well, trying to think for yourself is your first mistake. We have the MSM and liberals to do our critical thinking for us. I think Kim Kardashian’s butt will be on TV tonight so turn on the TV, sit back, enjoy the show and let smarter people do the thinking for you. It makes life so much easier.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Have you been taking college course at Harvard?

Neitherleftorright on January 8, 2016 at 4:02 PM

No, I am just observant and wish to remain outside of the American Gulag system.

I welcome our new progressive overlords!

This NewThink is kinda fun once you get the hang of it guys!

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 4:07 PM

As my fellow Philadelphian William Claude Dukenfield is reputed to have said:

Philadelphia is a good town to be from. The further from, the better…

JohnGalt23 on January 8, 2016 at 4:09 PM

When it’s an African-American converted to Islam they shoot cops
When it’s a middle eastern muslim American they shoot everybody and anybody

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:09 PM

Refugee from Syria among two arrested for alleged ties to ISIS:

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2016/01/refugee_from_syria_among_2_arr.html

Ed: If you go to the Vikings game, dress warmly.

bw222 on January 8, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 4:07 PM

The new way, black is white, good is bad, left is right, a man is a woman, or a cat or both or anything his puerile mind dreams up.

It’s a brand new day!

Neitherleftorright on January 8, 2016 at 4:12 PM

It’s a brand new day!

Neitherleftorright on January 8, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Yes it is a new day indeed.

I am considering starting a blog so that might lead to my own MSNBC program that 17 people watch at the Amtrak station.

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 4:16 PM

A perfect start to the new Jim Kenney administration. He is a hardcore leftist in the Bill deBlasio mold. His first act as mayor was to sign an executive order restoring the sanctuary city status of Philadelphia. He talked during his campaign about trying to institute further gun controls in the city. He expressed great sympathy with the Black Lives Matter crowd, despite the fact that Philly has had a black police chief and a very integrated police force for years and the previous mayor was black.

Of course he blamed this attempted assassination of a police officer on the gun.

It’s going to be a long 4 years in Philly.

rockmom on January 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Waiting for Skankles to blame another Trump recruiting video on this.

Cecil Corn on January 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Oh, and liberal Philly judges are infamous for letting criminals walk, issuing light sentences or no sentences at all. The previous mayor tried to shame them into changing their habits.

Liberals have completely ruined Philadelphia.

rockmom on January 8, 2016 at 4:27 PM

Liberals have completely ruined Philadelphia.

rockmom on January 8, 2016 at 4:27 PM

The birthplace of American Liberty.

How sad.

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM

OT: Cologne police chief sacked.

Gets his pension though…

ConstantineXI on January 8, 2016 at 4:36 PM

The KKK wears sheets
Muslims wear sheets
IT’S THE DAM SHEETS !!!

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM

We need Sheet Control

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Dr Frank,thank you for your advice,I will do just as you suggest
Do you take Blue Shield ?

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Mayor Jim Kenney wasted no time in declaring that “there are too many guns Mooslums on the streets,” but he might want to take that up with law enforcement Barack HUSSEIN OBAMA

One can dream.

Nutstuyu on January 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Liberals have completely ruined Philadelphia.

rockmom on January 8, 2016 at 4:27 PM

The birthplace of American Liberty.

How sad.

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Well there is a shrine to a mass murdering pedophile sitting on top of the Temple Mount…

Nutstuyu on January 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM

A perfect start to the new Jim Kenney administration. He is a hardcore leftist in the Bill deBlasio mold. His first act as mayor was to sign an executive order restoring the sanctuary city status of Philadelphia. He talked during his campaign about trying to institute further gun controls in the city. He expressed great sympathy with the Black Lives Matter crowd, despite the fact that Philly has had a black police chief and a very integrated police force for years and the previous mayor was black.

Of course he blamed this attempted assassination of a police officer on the gun.

It’s going to be a long 4 years in Philly.

rockmom on January 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM


Why don’t our fcuking guys ever do this for natural marriage or the 2A?????

Nutstuyu on January 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Philly cop ambushed “in the name of Islam”

Aslan’s Girl Retweeted
The Daily Caller [email protected] 5m5 minutes ago
#Philadelphia Police: Jihadist Who Shot Cop Has ‘Nothing To Do With Being A Muslim’ [VIDEO] http://trib.al/6CIFp6D

Talk about the Orwellian nightmare that has engulfed our society. Put an end to it: Trump!

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 4:54 PM

Trump: it’s clear that we need to have a complete a total shutdown of all Muslim immigration.

Globalist Ted Cruz: “no, that’s not my policy.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cruz-on-trumps-proposed-muslim-ban-no-thats-not-my-policy/article/2577822

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Amazing the cop was not charged with some crime…if it was Baltimore he would have been…

right2bright on January 8, 2016 at 4:59 PM

Well, it’s a good thing policemen don’t have dangerous jobs.

/s

The Schaef on January 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Leave your amnesty shill of a candidate, a tariff loving unionist, ethanol lobby lover, out of this.

He has nothing to do with this thread, except maybe for wanting to place some kind of federal law in place, because he has no respect for state rights.

right2bright on January 8, 2016 at 5:01 PM

The KKK wears sheets
Muslims wear sheets
IT’S THE DAM SHEETS !!!

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM

That’s funny…

right2bright on January 8, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Leave your amnesty shill of a candidate, a tariff loving unionist, ethanol lobby lover, out of this.

He has nothing to do with this thread, except maybe for wanting to place some kind of federal law in place, because he has no respect for state rights.

right2bright on January 8, 2016 at 5:01 PM

At first I thought you were talking about your candidate Cruz, because: http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2016/01/06/ted-cruz-changes-position-embraces-current-ethanol-mandate-ethanol-lobby-applauds/

And Cruz wants to “break ethanol blend wall” of 10% to get more of that garbage in our gas. Incredible.

As far as a tariff on China, that’s our potential military enemy. We should stop handing them $450 billion a year through the trade deficit. Stop feeding the monster! And bring back our jobs in the process. Globalist Cruz disagrees.

But it really comes down to the issue of immigration between your candidate and Trump:

“My objective was not to kill immigration reform, but it was to amend the Gang of Eight bill so that it actually solves the problem.” -Ted Cruz

“I want immigration reform to pass.” -Ted Cruz

“If my amendment had been adopted, those who are here illegally would be eligible for what is called RPI status, a legal status, and, indeed, in time would be eligible for legal permanent residency.” -Ted Cruz

Here’s the video with Cruz uttering the above quotes: Ted Cruz – “Legal Status for 11+ Million Illegals, Double Legal Immigration, Raise H1B visas by 500%”

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Obama world comes into better focus.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM

the officer was at work. O’bummer will say its work place violence.

telephone2 on January 8, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Is he squatting on a rest stop in the middle of nowhere that isn’t even used this time of year?

NO? Then he’s not a terrorist.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on January 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM

WIll Obama still track this as workplace violence? Will the administration name this Islam Jihadi Terrorism. My money says no.

Asmodeus on January 8, 2016 at 5:21 PM

Oboma,It was not the man or the religion who shot the cop
It was the gun,now do you get it.

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 5:43 PM

WIll Obama still track this as workplace violence? Will the administration name this Islam Jihadi Terrorism. My money says no.

Asmodeus on January 8, 2016 at 5:21 PM

obama wont be tracking or commenting on this at all. The shooter wasn’t defined as white or partially white and victim wasn’t black.

How is obama supposed to comment if it can’t be his son, if he had one?

Funny, I don’t see any of our local lefty crazies spouting off the overwhelming statistical odds of being involved in terrorist gun violence in the US anymore…

Now, let’t get back to grabbing harassing those law abiding gun owners! Never mind the illegal ones, we can’t do anything about those, but once we get all the legal guns we won’t have any more gun violence, right?

Voodoo Chile on January 8, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Interesting and OT, a bit.

Listening to Hannity on the radio (sorry, he comes on just before Joe Pags) and he had a caller whom Sean greeted as a frequent caller, but also a crazy Farrakan believer.

In his own words, the guy is a black man from Detroit, an Obama voter, a self-confessed hard-core progressive and a follower of Louis Farrakan.

He said, more or less, that he’s been talking to the bruthas and sistas in da ‘hood, and they are talking about voting for Trump.

Why, do you ask? Because only Trump is being hard-core on middle eastern Islam. He went on to say that they (black Muslims) watched what happened in Dearborn and Detroit on 9/11. “Ask us what we saw! We saw them celebratin’, just like Trump saw in New Jersey!”

Black obamavoters getting on board the nationalist wagon? How could this be?

Dolce Far Niente on January 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM

used a stolen police gun

Based on what the mayor and DA said, I suppose they’re in favor of disarming the police.

batter on January 8, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Liar! He was upset at his coworkers in the Police Dept. ISLAM is the religion of peace I know it is!

Brock Robamney on January 8, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Archer was tracked down by police in 2013 and faced bevy of charges that included aggravated assault, conspiracy, terroristic threats, simple assault and others that involved firearms. He pleaded guilty last year to carrying a gun without a license, a third-degree felony, and simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.

According to court documents, Archer was sentenced to nine to 13 months in prison, was allowed to count time served and was paroled. Records show he was arrested April 14, 2013 and was released April 30, 2013 after posting partial bail.

But the Oregon ranchers are going to jail for 5 years for setting fires that did minimal damage to the Federal land and protected their ranch.

AesopFan on January 8, 2016 at 7:09 PM

I feel guilty for not having stricter background checks on stolen police guns.

crrr6 on January 8, 2016 at 7:10 PM

The KKK wears sheets
Muslims wear sheets
IT’S THE DAM SHEETS !!!

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM

That’s funny…

right2bright on January 8, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Reminds me of an old joke about a teetotaler who tried drinking …

AesopFan on January 8, 2016 at 7:11 PM

1. Thank God the police officer should survive.

2. 13 shots at close range was not fatal. This should be brought up whenever the anti-police movement becomes hysterical about the number of shots police fire. They shoot until the threat is neutralized.

3. Can we start treating Islam as a form of organized crime with use of the appropriate anti-racketeering statutes?

4. Where are the mandatory minimums of 10 years federal time for felonies committed with firearms that would have had the perp in prison? Could the Republicans get something like that going? You know, gun legislation aimed at preventing/punishing crime, criminals and illegal guns instead of law-abiding gun owners?

talkingpoints on January 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM

rockmom on January 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Why don’t our ..guys ever do this for natural marriage or the 2A?????

Nutstuyu on January 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Because what the Dems do is immoral and unethical where it isn’t outright illegal. They issue EOs to circumvent law and public opinion, and the issues you cite are Constitutional and in line with the public’s views (I distrust all the polls claiming that the opposition to SSM suddenly evaporated as soon as the judges made it “legal”).

Somehow it used to seem silly to issue EOs directing that the government follow the statutory laws and the Constitution, but now — not so much.

AesopFan on January 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM

OT: Cologne police chief sacked.

Gets his pension though…

ConstantineXI on January 8, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Not too far off topic – maybe the cops need more of those rape whistle accessories, since they can’t seem to keep the ones they have under control.
I’m surprised Obama hasn’t already used this as another reason to push smart guns.

AesopFan on January 8, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Mayor says had absolutely nothing to do with being muslim…Allahu Akbar!

d1carter on January 8, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Speaking of jumping the shark — Denial is strong with this one.

AesopFan on January 8, 2016 at 7:24 PM

I was even more astounded that the mayor absolved Islam of all responsibility. Why even bother to say that crap? I also liked how he stipulated that NO ONE in the room believe that Islam was the source even though the police chief had just made it pretty clear that he did. What is with the Islamic apologists.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Interesting and OT, a bit.

Listening to Hannity on the radio (sorry, he comes on just before Joe Pags) and he had a caller whom Sean greeted as a frequent caller, but also a crazy Farrakan believer.

In his own words, the guy is a black man from Detroit, an Obama voter, a self-confessed hard-core progressive and a follower of Louis Farrakan.

He said, more or less, that he’s been talking to the bruthas and sistas in da ‘hood, and they are talking about voting for Trump.

Why, do you ask? Because only Trump is being hard-core on middle eastern Islam. He went on to say that they (black Muslims) watched what happened in Dearborn and Detroit on 9/11. “Ask us what we saw! We saw them celebratin’, just like Trump saw in New Jersey!”

Black obamavoters getting on board the nationalist wagon? How could this be?

Dolce Far Niente on January 8, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Black Muslims have their own problems, but they are not the shari’a obsessed version from the Heartland of Muhammed.
ME Muslims look down on Black Muslims, and will challenge their hegemony and right to speak for Islam.
There will be blood between them, if there isn’t already.

AesopFan on January 8, 2016 at 7:27 PM

I love it when the left steps in it!!

gwhh on January 8, 2016 at 7:31 PM

If only stolen police guns were limited to 10 round “clips”.

Eleven on January 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Mayor says had absolutely nothing to do with being muslim…Allahu Akbar!

d1carter on January 8, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Is this the same mayor who called for a gun ban to get stolen police guns off the street?

Brock Robamney on January 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Why does everyone and everything need a label?
He shot the cop. Now take him fishing and use him for bait.

Deadeye on January 8, 2016 at 8:52 PM

He missed ten times, that’s how. It really isn’t easy to shot that fast that many times and hit your target unless you practice a tremendous amount.

Infidel! It was Allah’s will! Be sure that if Allah had willed all 13 shots to hit, they would have! Practice? Aiming? These indicate a lack of faith in Allah to determine the ideal outcome!

/do I really need the sarc tag?

SDN on January 8, 2016 at 8:55 PM

This cretin will go right to the top of Obama’s clemency list.

Lee Jan on January 8, 2016 at 9:27 PM

The KKK wears sheets
Muslims wear sheets
IT’S THE DAM SHEETS !!!

IXXINY on January 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM

We need a 7 day waiting period on all purchases of sheets! Somebody think of the children! Close the sheet show loopholes!

oryguncon on January 8, 2016 at 10:11 PM

That POS in the White House wants new “reasonable” gun laws.

Shit! We don’t even enforce the one’s we have now.

And the crooks know it!

GarandFan on January 8, 2016 at 10:14 PM

Have any trolls showed up to tell us we need to understand the murderer’s rage?

JackM on January 8, 2016 at 10:35 PM

We need to extend background checks to include criminals who steal guns.

JackM on January 8, 2016 at 10:37 PM

I’d like to see blacks denounce their leftist masters since they helped incur these acts

Mr Soames on January 8, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Turn it into a Mississippi wind chime and hang it on the border of the ghetto

Mr Soames on January 8, 2016 at 11:07 PM

mandatory minimums

talkingpoints on January 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Obviously you’re a racist. Mandatory minimums have things like “disparate consequences” when applied strictly, and that could ever be because one group is actually committing more crimes.

SDN on January 8, 2016 at 8:55 PM

You’re actually not far from the truth. The stories from military pilot training are legion, where the muslim fails at his first spin recovery (the plane is put into an intentional spin and the student executes the procedure to recover it), takes his hands off the stick and throttle and says “imshallah!” (God’s will!) Instructors either take over the jet and fly home, or they grab the oxygen hose and bang the student’s head against the canopy to get him flying the jet again. Sometimes both.

GWB on January 8, 2016 at 11:14 PM

could *Never be

GWB on January 8, 2016 at 11:14 PM

FIFM

GWB on January 8, 2016 at 11:24 PM

CPT. Charles on January 9, 2016 at 12:02 AM

.
Uh oh . . . . . I believe one Homeland Security Committee Chair will be in BIG trouble…

listens2glenn on January 9, 2016 at 12:10 AM

Some atheists and not just a few liberals do quite the mental gymnastics to prove Hitler was a faithful Christian and started a World War over his faith. Yet any man or woman known to profess a belief in radicalized Islam or yelling Islamic rhetoric while perpetrating any violence against another human being has nothing to do with Islam.

It’s enough to make you laugh.

hawkdriver on January 9, 2016 at 2:07 AM

Ten of his 13 shots missed, and the other three did not fatally or mortally wound his target

Remember this when some ignorant anti drones on about how uber ultra hyper deadly handguns are.

Kenosha Kid on January 9, 2016 at 2:59 AM

First, let me just say the media quote above referring to the “perp” as the “suspected” gunman should be changed to “accused!” With video of the idiot actually committing the crime, the term “suspected” is highly inaccurate.
He should also be locked up for abuse of a firearm. After firing off 11 rounds and not causing a lethal injury, he should have his trigger finger removed. He obviously doesn’t know much more than how to pull the trigger. I wonder who loaded the gun for him or if he bought it already for use.
Last, the media is working overtime to make this out to be a repeat offender crime instead of a terrorist issue. It ain’t gonna fly!

Boats48 on January 9, 2016 at 7:39 AM

I love it when the left steps in it!!

gwhh on January 8, 2016 at 7:31 PM

They are up to their necks in it. All across the globe.

HumpBot Salvation on January 9, 2016 at 10:32 AM

If only stolen police guns were limited to 10 round “clips”.

Eleven on January 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM

If clips were round they wouldn’t fit in the guns. I’m most familiar with guns that only hold one clip and I can’t imagine how big one would be that held 10 of them.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 9, 2016 at 10:45 AM

rcher was tracked down by police in 2013 and faced bevy of charges that included aggravated assault, conspiracy, terroristic threats, simple assault and others that involved firearms. He pleaded guilty last year to carrying a gun without a license, a third-degree felony, and simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.

According to court documents, Archer was sentenced to nine to 13 months in prison, was allowed to count time served and was paroled.

Enough with the fricking plea bargains! Our court systems are willing to accept pleas, and reduce charges – just to clear their calendars. Society ends up losing when these bastards are out on the street again – instead of behind bars. Pure BS.

Hill60 on January 9, 2016 at 6:29 PM

used a stolen police gun

Based on what the mayor and DA said, I suppose they’re in favor of disarming the police.

batter on January 8, 2016 at 6:44 PM

But not their bodyguards.

Limpet6 on January 9, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Ten of his 13 shots missed, and the other three did not fatally or mortally wound his target

Uh ED, what is the difference between fatally wounding and mortally wounding? Is this a religious thing? Educational thing?

Old Country Boy on January 10, 2016 at 8:07 AM

The Mayor said that this was not a terrorist act…he must not have ant information about the shooter…
He is lib re-election material!!!

usmcRazor on January 10, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Philly cop ambushed “in the name of Islam” with … stolen police gun; Update: Got slap on the wrist in 2013?

Ed, I admire you, but this is this the second time today where your editorial capabilities are coming up short. “Got a slap on the wrist” refers to what? The cop? The unidentified ambusher? Or you for missing this?

Old Country Boy on January 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM

When will the good Muzzie be a guest at the White House for praise and selfies with Obama???

And Obama does not want us to protect ourselves!

Obamatrix on January 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Fatally wounded means dead on the spot. Mortally wounded means dying later of the wound.

Meremortal on January 10, 2016 at 9:11 PM

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