Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Standoffs and stupid comments

SO SOME DUDE holes up in his house in a "standoff" with Quincy police. Click here for more info.

Cue the dumb Facebook comments, please.

There is a lot we don't know about the guy and the situation. It will play itself out, eventually. But one thing I don't blame police for is being careful and taking their time.

What are they going to do, rush in and pepper spray the guy? He's in the house, he probably has a gun, he is talking about killing himself. The first thing I'd do is make sure my officers are safe, and no way am I letting them barge in unless they try to talk him out.

Sure, it's a drain on manpower and OT. Blame the guy in the house, not the po-po.

And of course let's make sure we rant and rave about how Quincy makes up its own rules, laws, ways of doing things. Blah blah blah. Sounds like a person who has had a run in or two, don't you think?

Looks like they just got him out. Nobody got hurt. Life goes on. Good job QPD for being patient and taking care of business.

1 comment:

  1. One day, you see people railing about the government "abuse" and "unfair treatment" of a "poor misguided soul" in California, and how completely unconstitutional it is to think about using an unmanned aircraft to locate and track a criminal.

    The next day, these same voices are saying to just put a bullet through a door and into a guy because he's been ACCUSED (not tried or convicted) of a crime that they find offensive.

    The police have a really tough job. They have to deal with some of the worst society has to offer, they have to deal with some people who are honestly just having a run of bad luck, and worst of all, they have to deal with people who think they know how to do everything better than those trained to do it.

    I don't envy the police, but I absolutely appreciate everything they do.

    Even when I'm the one who gets a ticket....