Date: June 01, 2010
Note: This story is featured, at 7:20, in the accompanying video.
My deepest condolences, to the grieving family and friends.
It astonishes me, the complete incompetence, displayed here.
What, exactly, was the immediate threat, which justified this kind of a raid?
They were told, before hand, that children were in the home, yet, they disregarded said information.
This is like, the issue with police taking high speed pursuit, of people in vehicles…and driving like maniacs, through residential zones, etc…
…when there really is no justification, in putting the lives of people in danger, who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
They should have placed unmarked cars outside the home, and kept surveillance…and nabbed this guy, on his way out the door…
Instead, they wanted the “shock and awe”…to catch someone, disoriented…someone in their sleep…so, common sense went out the window.
Of course, if this guy was so dangerous, then he probably had some type of weapon within reach…and busting in like that, would have likely caused a disoriented person, to be running around the house with some form of weapon.
If they had any regard for public safety, this should have also been taken into account.
We allow far to many of the wrong kinds of people, to become police officers, in my opinion…and a lot of them are dangerous, individuals.
Even if they are not malicious, or sociopaths…simply being unsophisticated enough, to overlook reasonable alternatives, is dangerous enough to cause the worst of outcomes.
Certain prerequisite, simply are not considered, when choosing candidates in that line of work…
…logic skills and temperament, for example…
A seven year old girl was killed, because of this.
They should not have even conducted a raid, like that…