posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 08:35 AM
Originally posted by whatukno
“We establish hot spots of areas where there is a concentration of incidents of crime that occurs,” Van Leuven said. “Based on that, we try
to proactively police those areas.”
The area where the shooting took place is located in one of those designated “hot spots” established by the department’s criminal analysis
“Of course they concern me,” Van Leuven said of the growing numbers of property crimes. “We actively try to work … those areas where we have
identified increased rates of burglaries and car prowling.”
So, they patrol areas of crime in unmarked cars nowdays?
I have an idea. Why not patrol in an actual marked car, that way the crime is actually detered? Instead of waiting for the crime to happen and then
pouncing like a trap door spider (I like that thisguyrighthere).
You are intentionally leaving much out of this story
Seems to me that you are leaving a bit out also.
A worker at the greenhouses said that Creach had been protecting his property for 15 years and had gone out at night to check on the land armed
with a gun.
IMO, the guy has every right to patrol his own property with a gun.
I say the cops should have informed the owner that they would be staking out the property. Even if a request was made, how is the owner to know the
request was fullfilled unless the cops let him know.
Or........show up in a marked
The problem I still assert was the man instead of just calling the cops and therefore eliminating the problem altogether, went out at night to
a strange parked car apparently armed.
How do you know he wasn't just patrolling his property with a gun (like he did for the last 15 years) and the cop saw him and shot first?
But, for some reason, it is becoming the man's fault because he didn't call the cops first (which he could have done before with a slow response
from them). Again, we don't know.
Again, don't approach a strange car at night, call the cops. This whole thing would have been avoided if he had just done the common sense
thing and called the cops to begin with.
Maybe the cops are a long way away? Again, we don't know.
Cops aren't just out there to murder you. Although if you read ATS as your source it might seem like it.
No. But a cop seeing a man walking around with a gun is more likely to shoot first and ask questions later from what I have been seeing of cops
You could be right. But, how in the heck did it excalate to the cop having to protect himself with lethal force?
[edit on 27-8-2010 by Nutter]