To: Diddle E. Squat
I too, think they should not have waited so long to go in, but to blame the deaths on the police is ludicrous and shows a complete lack of understanding of the concept of RELEVANCE. 2 kids are at fault, the rest were reacting in the heat of battle.
If any innocent students were shot by LEO's it is totally relevant. Heat of battle or not, LEO's should be accountable for everyone & everything they shoot. That's what the mental evaluations and training are partly about. I don't want a world where LEO's can shoot innocents and we all say, 'Oh well, it was in the middle of a shoot out so it's excuseable.' LEO work is tough but lowering our expectations is not the right answer.
To: Lester Moore
Agreed.I have to send my child to school.I have nightmares about the same type of event happenning at her school.My work is 30 minutes away.I wonder how many Columbine parents were kept at bay by the LEOs?Im sure at least a few were willing to go in sans "special forces" to save their kids.I remember seeing the news coverage and wondering why the cops waited for special teams to get there before going in. A grand jury is the only answer to find out what really happened there.
If the cops there, or anywhere, wont deal with this type of killing spree quickly, then my kid should be able to carry a concealed weapon to protect herself.Or better yet,I get some kind of tax credit that allows me to send her to private school,and we opt out of "public"education altogether.
posted on 01/05/2002 7:28:36 PM PST
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