He may be slightly trigger-happy

Lipscomb officer who shot man was fired after two Birmingham shootings- al.com

A Lipscomb police officer shot a man Christmas Eve. I didn’t write about it here because it was Christmas, plus I didn’t think it was particularly funny. However, it turns out that this is his third shooting! He was fired by Birmingham PD, as the headline said, after shooting #2. Lipscomb has a tradition of hiring cops fired by other local departments.

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2 responses to “He may be slightly trigger-happy

  1. Is there a reason Lipscomb hasn’t been absorbed by the relatively more functional municipal governments of Birmingham or Bessemer?

  2. Mac Thomason

    I don’t know. For some reason, there are 49 (by my count, which may be off) municipalities in Jefferson County. Basically, all you need to set yourself up as mayor is a few square miles of land and a dog.

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