June 27, 2014

In a hilariously embarrassing move, a police officer mistakenly fired his rifle Wednesday morning while in a Miami courthouse in front of a judge.

CBS Miami Reported on the incident:

A Miami-Dade Police Officer, according to police, was demonstrating a scenario to a judge during a training exercise on the 30th floor of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when he accidentally fired a single shot from his department-issued rifle, an AR-15.
The bullet hit the floor, leaving a hole about the size of a fingertip in the carpet near a sofa in the hallway.

Luckily none of the many children that were in this family courthouse were injured by this officer’s incompetence.

The courthouse has a rule that all cops must put their weapons in gun lockers if they are there on personal business.

However, this officer was there on a training exercise. Maybe he was training folks on how NOT to handle an AR-15.

Had this been a citizen instead of a cop, he probably would have never made it out of the building alive, despite it being an accident.

The media would have likely released a statement about how a “lone gunman began shooting up the courthouse but was heroically taken down by police on the scene.”


Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.