posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 03:44 PM
I think jurisdiction was San Bernadino County Sheriff, if I'm not mistaken. LAPD crooked behavior would not have played a part here.
I suppose they need to use whatever force necessary to stop a dangerous fugitive in the middle of a gunfight, but I've never heard of burning
somebody out as a LE tactic (as stated in previous post). What's even more disturbing is that they hadn't even identified the occupant or
absolutely confirmed there was nobody else inside. At least in crossfire, you can choose the target and the timing. Burning a building is far too
indiscriminant. It also creates a situation that can't be reversed if the situation appears to be improving because they can't send firefighters
into the zone.
All they had to do was pull back, fortify, surround, and wait it out. The deputies who were shot chose to pursue and risk getting shot (not implying
they deserved it, just that it's the risk), so although it was an active firefight (as in gunfight), they always had the option to pull back and take
My sympathies to innocent victims of this man, but everything about this situation is soooooo wrong.