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Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
the news article posted on this thread seems to say that the perp was firing out the window of an office building, shooting at a crowded street corner and at the street full of cars whizzing by.
The life of a little girl is critical. But so are the lives of all those people being shot at.
Maybe someday YOU can be fired on, while the cops pull back and search for other options.
I hope someone plugs dragonbutt and the rest of you life-hating purvs while you're in a crosswalk. I hope you end up living in a hapless shooting gallery where no one defends YOUR life because someone MIGHT get injured in the process.
But I don't hope you commit suicide.
I just hope you grow up.
Originally posted by Marid Audran
Originally posted by Misfit
I honestly was waiting to hear "drop 'em & spread 'em" ............ I damn well would have had the #t beat of of me due to it.
It's interesting to me that you say you expected it but it didn't happen. I trust that you were probably complying with what they were saying, hence there was no reason to "get rough".
The only time I have seen it get ugly, even on the new channels, is when someone resists. Seems to me that the message here is to comply.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
If there was a chance for a sniper to take this guy out, MOST snipers are fairly highly trained, and could have hit him without hitting her. If there WAS a sniper there that could hit him, then he wouldn't have died from multiple gunshot wounds. They would have most likely let the sniper take the shot while they covered the area.
quote: CNN Article
Bratton said the fatal shooting was only the second time a hostage had been killed since the department formed its SWAT team in 1967. In that time, SWAT officers have responded to 3,800 calls involving hostages or people barricaded inside buildings.
Originally posted by evilgenyus
Well, according to CNN.com the man fired roughly 40 shots, and the police (11 total) fired nearly 90.
Originally posted by 2nd Hand Thoughts
Family needs to face that this guy is a waste of skin.
If someone is a good enough shot they could have taken this guy out.
He shot a cop - they all got gun ho !!! it isn't rocket science
The police did what they could in a very dangerous situation. If they waited any longer, it's entirely possible that someone walking down the street could and would be hit and killed, or at least injured badly.
There is no such thing as a waste of skin.
Well, according to CNN.com the man fired roughly 40 shots, and the police (11 total) fired nearly 90. If you do the math they each averaged 8 shots a piece. and we're to believe that only a couple of them were able to hit their target, it should've only taken one single shot to bring the man down. With that many officers, there is no way the man could've been firing at all of them at once, I don't u nderstand why one of them wasn't able to take a 1-3 seconds to get a steady shot on the man. I think whoever fired the lethal shot should be charged with manslaughter, and that all of them present should be sent back to the academy to re-learn their jobs.
As one mentioned earlier in the post - unless a person has BEEN in a fire-fight, not see it or hear it or read about it - but BE in it ........... comprehension of the actions is un-obtainable.
Yes ......... been there done that. It is NOTHING like one would think, nothing at all. You can attempt to psychologically prepare yourself before hand, but once you are in it - reality is altered.
Again, without having ever been involved in the scenario of a fire-fight - judgement is moot.