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originally posted by: rustyclutch
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: KawRider9
This story is clearly about a bomb threat (suspicious package) and sheltering in place would be a GOOD idea. Last thing you'd want to do is ignore the officer's warning and wonder into the blast radius as it was going off and get seriously injured or worse. Heck that is just one scenario. What if through you non-compliance, forcing the officers to handle you, it causes them to not be able to take care of the situation properly upon escalation and a bunch of people end up hurt or injured?
Problem is they found no explosives. So they locked people in their houses for a few hours based on what I can only assume was an anonymous tip. How would you like it if you had somewhere to be that day? A plane to catch? A wedding to go to? A doctors appointment? So we should just let police do whatever they want? Wanting to know what's going on is making their job harder? That kind of thinking bugs me. Everything is top secret these days. For public safety reasons of course. Or national security. It's all for our own good supposedly. The government knows whats best for us all. We should be good little sheep and shelter in place until they tell us we are safe from a threat that never existed.
originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Look pal, when I posted there was no mention of a bomb threat, no mention anything except a shelter in place order. I'm telling you right now, that no officer, uniformed or not, is going to tell me to shut my shop down, lock my house, make employees, customers, or anyone else stop what we're doing to "shelter in place" without a damn good reason!
And take your snide comments about being an internet tough guy elsewhere. I'm pushing 40 and will do whatever it takes to protect my family, my business, my home and property. My Father, Sisters, Brother, Wife and many of family members work here. I don't appreciate you telling me what I will or wont do to protect what's in my best interests.
I am fine with you blindly following orders without a being given a reason as to why. All the officer would have to do is give an idea of what is going on. Not like I'm asking for all details involved, just a brief synopses.
If it was something that warranted a shelter in place, yes I would comply. Not without justification though.