Some ofthese replies are just out there.
I live off of Iliff and Buckley (less then 1 mile from this intersection) in Aurora CO. And I was just coming home from my Sabbath service when I
approached the "scene" of this police stoppage.
At first I thought it was a DUI checkpoint, because they did have the cars lined up and were systematicaly checking each vehicle for the perp. I
pulled over into the gas station parking lot to ask what was going on, an on-looker (who had just been released from police custody) told me, "the
cops showed up and shut down the intersection, they announced to the vehicles there that a bank had just been robbed and they believe the criminal was
a person at that intersection, they said to remain inside your vehicles and one by one your vehicles will be verified as not involved at which time
you will be free to go about your day." The cops stood by their words and each car was free to go as they were verified as being not involved.
I saw no one handcuffed, but i arrived midway through the search, as the ones I saw with my own eyes being searched in my presence were not handcuffed
while their cars were searched, I can only assume it was those against the search that might have been handcuffed, if the article has those facts.
Just like in a DUI check point you have the right to refuse to blow, but that appears as suspicious behavior to one who has nothing to hide, therefore
a refusal warrents further investigation.
No one was upset about this action and all appeared to be more concerned that the cops found the one guilty rather then having to help in a criminal
As for the gentleman from CO who misrepresents Coloradans I will just say helping the cops catch the bad guy, does not make one a sheep or weak
minded, it makes them care more about justice then sueing the cops that are trying to stop a robber from continuing his run of victims.
I was there, no one was mad, therefore no "offense" was made, what if these Coloradans wanted to genuinely help catch a criminal and so they agreed to
particiapate in the search for him, out of respect for the cops trying to put him away.
In this story the citizens of CO were the heros allowing for the police to catch a dangerous criminal, the cops are the good guys who made a great
decision to catch the perp and the criminal is the criminal.
Logic and reason will help curb some of these replies.
edit on 5-6-2012 by ElohimJD because: (no reason given)
edit on 5-6-2012 by ElohimJD because: (no reason