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Originally posted by neformore
So, the Police are looking for someone who has blown up the finishing line of a Marathon.
Somoene who has killed one cop and seriously injured another.
Someone who has no qualms about throwing explosives at people.
And you're a cop, and you are moving down a street and the curtains of a building twitch or someone comes to a window suddenly and you notice it and your training kicks in because you are told in no uncertain terms that in a life and death situation, when someone could be about to shoot at you that you lead with your weapon, so that you are in a position to fire back immediately.
Thats a cop doing his job. He didn't shoot, but he had to scope.
That is what trained professionals do.
Its time someone called this BS hyseria for what it is. Total BS. These people do their job and were trying to ensure that some lunatic wasn't out there blowing up other people.
Got a problem with that? Fine. Next time some idiot like this goes on the rampage, YOU go and look for him, on the streets and hunt him down and bring him to justice, and put your life on the line to do it. If you aren't prepared to do that then maybe, just maybe, be thankful that there are people that do it, and understand that when they are out there doing it, they need to protect themselves as well, or at least give themselves a chance at being protected.
Where the hell has people's common sense gone? What do you expect this guy to do - sit there and not react until someone blows his head off?
edit on 28/4/13 by neformore because: spelling
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Here's a question for those that have a huge issue with this pic:
What would you do if the shoe was on the other foot?
You are part of a tactical team tasked with catching someone who is willing to kill a lot of people. You are clearing a street. Suddenly, you see the curtain on a window pull back. You see a shadow of a figure through it. That figure raises something to eye level, pointed right at you.
Would you assume "oh, its just some guy taking a picture", or would you think "it is possible this is the suspect. I need to have him in my sights until I know it is safe".
I mean really. Lets think for a second people.
Originally posted by ivbnu
The cops should have been in bee suits instead if they are so concerned since they have a 270 times more chance of dying of a bee sting.
Tell me this if this was not allowed to happen how is it that the fbi didn't pay some known terror suspects on monday morning to see what they were doing? Certainly they must have done a search of possible suspects in the area.
Since they suspected who it was soon after and knew him there was no reason to release the "photo" to the public. The suspects were obviously not trying to make a run for it pryer to this. The fbi could have again simply gone to both homes and waited for them to go out for a cheese burger and comley arrested them, no violence, no show.
Definetly allowed to happen, and sickening.
I live in the area and plan to visit this week to see if I can get some firts hand accounts. also I want to try to retrace Dzhokars path home. If any one has any other ideas of what to look for that would be appreciated.
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
I can't put myself in this cop's shoes because I don't have the never ending desire to dominate and control people.
Any LEO who engages in this kind of "law enforcement" is my enemy... I
Originally posted by ivbnu
reply to post by Covertblack
No the cop who took a bullet in the head should sue the fbi for allowing this to happen. that is thier job isn't it? they did know him didn't they. Is it too much to ask that they pay the boys a vist the day of the event. That cop died needlesly. Sadly in away and i hate to say It but his own ignorance killed him, his superiors killed him this whole system of voilence, of which cowering in a corner and hiding is a part is the problem.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Wow. When close to 50% of a website like ATS thinks it's a good idea to hide in your home and don't dare look out a window because the streets are crawling with military presence and guns are pointed at you just for taking a picture, then I know that the end of this country as it once was is dangerously near.
If you said no and closed the door on their face, how much you wanna bet they're gonna knock that door down, knock you down to the floor, tase you or even worse if you resist in your own home, and then trash the place because you "acted suspicious".
Those rights are now being trampled, and a bunch of government apologists want us to obey and to cower, while we lick the boot that's stomping on our neck.