I don't like these reports, but I can't ignore them either. Does anyone know if the bold, underlined statement is true? Proof? http://www.themoralliberal.com/2013/02/20/standing-armies-and-targets-t-f-stern/ These alternative news articles are the equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater with locked exit doors. This is the sort of accusation that demands investigation. Police already seem to be adequately desensitized to firing at citizens. We must note that police shot an elderly newspaper delivery lady in the back during the Dorner fiasco. It begs the question, did the officer "train" with these targets? What troubles me is that the elderly, women and children depicted are all carrying guns which are pointed at the target shooter. I think the psychological impact of this juxtaposition of citizens and guns is designed to alter the officers' view about women, pregnant mothers and the elderly. I think they're designed to condition the officer to see these populations as a threat, fire on them and receive an intangible but significant psychological reward for the act of firing on them. If they aren't deliberately so designed, I think they are poorly designed by someone ignorant of the potential for target shooters to become conditioned to fire on children, women, pregnant mothers and the elderly, regardless of whether the victims are holding a gun or not.