posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 02:32 PM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by xuenchen
Okay, one with local perspective. I passed through Vegas and more on surface streets in N. Vegas for years in the truck but that doesn't make
local knowledge by any means.
What do you make of the story? I understand this wasn't to search residences or private buildings anywhere but just to halt traffic of all kinds
while they located a gun and made sure the situation was over, right?
Is that among the neighborhoods where cops would have reasons to worry about poking around and behind every bush and car tire without force to back
them up at night? I'm just not sure where the outrage is when the outcome seems to suggest it wasn't more than they said it was?
The story is accurate and using swat in Vegas is common.
That neighborhood is not safe. It is mostly low rent apartment buildings on that street.
As I said, LV police many times over-react and over-kill situations like this.
Cops there get shot at a lot and they won't take chances.
The swat teams seal off areas where the police are searching.
In this case, nobody knows for sure why 7 people got hauled off.
My guess is that there was more to this than just gunfire.
It's possible the house in question was under surveillance, or is on a watch list, and that's why all the fervor happened.
The local news stories are always vague and general and seldom give real details.
Swat and lockdown actions are fairly common and that's probably why nobody chose to 'evacuate'.
As for warrants, sometimes the local authorities just issue the warrant and deal with any consequences later.
google "las vegas swat youtube" and see the videos about swat and police.