Originally posted by elouina
Well, when I heard about this on the radio, they said that the Boat area was already cleared. How do you miss such a large and obvious structure?
When I watched Fox Live video for a very short bit, I saw every cop doing something different. Some that looked like they were day dreaming, one
holding his weapon like a nervous, "Shakiest Gun In The West", another tripping over his feet, many looking indecisive, and some laughing and talking
etc.... While some others seemed to be doing their jobs. The entire scene though was very unprofessional!
Please allow me to add something from personal experience of being involved in a few incidents like this in the past (although not on this
The police apparently did not miss the boat at all. They said it was searched and it was clear, later the suspect was found in the boat. That can
happen.You're not in the boat when it's searched, then you hide in it. What's so hard to understand there?
As someone else has said, it was dark. It's not easy looking for someone in the pitch black who doesn't want to be found. Yes there are many pieces of
equipment at the disposal of the police, but it still takes time, and it does indeed take a lot of manpower of you want it done properly and as quick
They caught the guy after a day on the run. In my eyes that's pretty good going.
As for police "tripping over themselves" and looking unprofessional, how many times do you trip up on something? Does that mean you can't be trusted
to walk? Please.
Police are trained to do their job, not act like robots with stone like faces like they've just been treated with botox. There will be times when you
are stood at checkpoints chatting with your colleagues, you talk about all kinds of things to pass the time, family, work, sometimes God forbid even
share a joke or too. That's like me seeing someone laughing at a funeral wake and saying they are heartless. They could be reminiscing.
How can you tell if someone is indecisive? There was an active scenario where things were changing from second to second. They will be running back
and forth like yo-yo's. Maybe some were nervous, there's a guy running around that they believe to be dangerous enough to shoot and bomb police
officers. Some of those officers would be new to the job or even experienced but with no experience like this. It can be a scary, or at least you are
very very aware with a hugely heightened sense of danger. It's not fun.
I'm not making excuses for the police, i'm just saying how it can be.
I don't think people realize what organization an operation like this entails. To be honest, i don't on this scale. I do know however, that generally
the people who criticize will have never, nor will ever spend a day in the shoes of officers like this.
Yes they have their faults, but don't we all. We all cry for the police to be less robot-like and more human, yet when they are, they get damned for
Just my two cents.
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