posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 05:00 PM
reply to post by rcwj1975
Thank you for your post in reply.
First off I was not trying to excuse the bank robber. I was just trying to point out when the banks rob the people they should not be surprise to be
robbed back…. When the system falls apart as it has in recent times people become stressed and do things that they would not normally have done.
This probably is not the case with this bank robber but we don’t know his story and I was just trying to point that out. Of course if true would not
excuse his actions. Regards to the bank robbers gun being unloaded again only pointing out that was a possibility as if this person was a victim of
circumstances then it is possible he meant no harm and the best way to show those intentions would be to have an unloaded gun… You are correct in
not taking any chances. I would not either, however, since he has not fired that weapon I would not have put public in danger by firing my weapon
when there is a hostage situation as I am no Mel Gibson and neither are most Leos. I don’t understand why 42 bullets when a woman was visible in
the car. I don’t care if the Leos did not see the children and like me, you are taking the devils advocate in this suggestion! The fact is there
was a woman in the car, which make shooting unless you are Mel Gibson reckless and endangering an innocent bystander!
As for the "have taken the courage not to have fired"..wtf is that?
Simple just because the other Leos were shooting without a clear shot, to be seen not to have shot your weapon in the eyes of fellow Leos would have
taken courage. To stand up for what your training has taught you not to endanger innocent life rather to follow the pack as it were. 42 bullets in
the car was not protecting the hostage it was putting her at risk. Law of averages 42 shots I am amazed that there was only 1 hit. This proves my
fathers point that they are not using much metal in cars anymore….
Yes I do believe that Leos protect the Rich and their wealth.
We as THE PEOPLE need to address this and change it...but robbing banks at gunpoint and then putting an innocent family at risk IS NOT THE
I agree with you! I do not believe and don’t think many Americans believe anymore that people can make a change in the system. I used to vote by
post until I found out that postal votes are not counted. This came out when GW Bush was first “elected” as announced by the BBC! When the
president passes a health care reform bill that many Americans do not want and when Corps and Banks are bailed out with taxpayers money without the
people given a choice I and many Americans IMHO believe “We the PEOPLE” are powerless. I feel there will be more people breaking laws as a result
of this break down of the system.
I believe in the power of the police radio and helicopters
to help solve the problem of the hostage taken and not the power of 5 Leos hoping to
get a round in to win the Mel Gibson award and praise of fellow Leos. You asked who would be at fault if the hostages were killed later, my answer is
clearly the bank robber. Considering it is not clear that the bank robber fired any shots in the getaway, that idea is extreme. I guess if I were to
blame someone, if the robber was allowed to escape because it was unsafe to fire their weapons then it would be that there was not enough police on
the beat in which the radio dispatcher could direct or a helicopter or other patrols to head em off at the pass as it were. I don't believe the
police lack funds just look at the fancy equipment you were talking about in other thread! But the radio was not given a chance and a little boy is
What I trying to explain that you were speaking one sided was not protecting the bank robber but your suggesting that other posters were one sided I
was poorly trying to point out your one sided point of view. Leos close ranks when wrong doing takes place.. You are on the side of the system,
which has been broken. It is becoming more and more clear that the Leo is not there for the man on the street that is my point of view which is also
one sided. My one sided point of view is because at one time I tried to protest the broken system and make a difference with people power when I live
in America. I now have, as I explained in other threads, “SSSS” on my plane tickets for exercising my freedom of speech. The Leos who were
present during the Vets protest marches with their movie cameras (Video cameras were not around in that era) were not there for my protection or the
crowds but to record who was peacefully protesting and this has harmed me. I cannot take my “SSSS” to any courts since I have never been arrested
or charged ever with any crime so my one sided is from my experiences and not a bad attitude! I take it your point of view is also from your
I only hope that the little boy will heal and the so called justice to be sensible.
Sorry I am not a gifted writer but I am trying to be understood!!!!