Colorado man livid after SWAT blows up his entire home in pursuit of shoplifter

  • metta

    Posts: 39089

    Jun 08, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
    Colorado man livid after SWAT blows up his entire home in pursuit of shoplifter

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/paramilitary-thugs-colorado-man-livid-after-swat-blows-up-his-entire-home-in-pursuit-of-shoplifter/
  • Svnw688

    Posts: 3350

    Jun 08, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    I'm liberal, but I find this article a little too specious and click-bait-ish.

    (1). The police KNEW the man had a gun since he shot and opened fire on the police while running in the public.

    (2). The man had a 9 year old boy hostage. The police were able to get the boy out at some point, but it shows the man was scum (any person who, for longer than a few seconds, takes a hostage is a different breed. Many criminals will tell children and women to runaway. Taking a little boy as hostage is despicable even by criminal standards).

    (3). The SWAT team only bombed the house after the negotiations failed. It wasn't a hair-trigger overreaction. It was necessary. They can't stay there until the man runs out of food in two months.

    I don't find this police response wrong in any regard.