Having looked through their site before they pulled them, I couldn't help but notice, if the excuse was to train based on likely scenarios, how come there are so few who aren't white, and how come so many of the "offensive" targets look for all the world like stereotypical Tea Partiers? Is it because if they made their targets reflect encounter percentages, particularly the ones in the "Urban Street Violence" category, the Jackson/Sharpton machine would shut them or extort them dry.
So I don't buy it's for realistic training. Sorry, just based on likely encounters one needs to train for, I see an agenda here. The only deviation from a theme is they do have some wearing PLA head scarfs --I'm not aware of any shootouts on domestic soil where that has been the case.
Two other things about this excuse, and they come from Bear emailing the LET spokesflack:
You do not say that you have suspended sales of the targets. Does this mean you still stock and sell the psychopathically offensive targets _offline_? If so, to whom?and
I've have read your apology for the full-blown insane decision to market a product line specifically designed to desensitize officers to shooting children, pregnant women, and the elderly. You stated, "This product line was originally requested and designed by the law enforcement community". Not by me. Nor would I _ever_ have countenanced such stupidity. So please tell me: SPECIFICALLY WHO IN "THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY" requested and designed that product line?I would really like to know that last part. I wonder how we could find out...