Maybe I am a bit off point here but to me these cops are more than just a bit stupid here besides the fact that they are shooting willy nilly with out regard to where the bullets are going.
First off where I work we always coach our employees to stay in roll. That is if you are an electrician dont go off welding because that is not your roll and you may do it wrong and screw it up. Here these cops are doing a job that an animal control officer should be doing. Well they screwed it up.
The other thing here is that the home owner called to ask that the snake be removed from the bird house. When they asked that the snake be removed I doubt very much that they expected or wanted their bird house to be destroyed in the process. It is pretty obvious that if you shoot a snake in a bird house that the bird house is going to be destroyed as a consequence.
These cops were not thinking about the consequences of their actions on this particular day. One has to ask what kind of screw ups had this pair had previous to this day.
No, the cops were doing a job that should have been done by the family or a neighbor. If we are to the point that we have to call the government to solve all our problems then we deserve Obama.
“First off where I work we always coach our employees to stay in roll.”
I believe the word you’re looking for in that context is ‘role.’ :)