I have expressed that exact same sentiment before. I'm glad that someone agrees with me. Police were never intended to be militarized like they have become. I have stated in the past that the whole Ruby Ridge incident could have been avoided by not sending in the SWAT team but by sending in a pot-bellied old sheriff to knock on Randy Weaver's door and say "Hey Randy, what's up? Ya know you missed yer court date the other day." Then Randy would have said, "No I didn't." and the sheriff could have said "They changed the date on you. You didn't know?" and all would have been well. But the minute you surround the place with BATF SWAT commandos, you have to expect things to turn out differently.
posted on 02/04/2003 8:03:34 PM PST
(It's the "Statue of Liberty" not the "Statue of Security.")
Well said and correct.
posted on 02/05/2003 8:08:17 AM PST
Right you are!
Mighta been fun if Randy Weaver or the Branch Davidians had had a Barrett or two!
posted on 02/05/2003 1:52:53 PM PST
(Tony Orlando was NEVER any good...)
"....by sending in a pot-bellied old sheriff to knock on Randy Weaver's door and say "Hey Randy, what's up? Ya know you missed yer court date the other day."
A couple of professional bail recovery agents -- unarmed, without attitude, and dressed in casual attire -- would have been more likey than local LEOs or a Fe(de)ral SWAT (Safer-With-A-Terrorist) Team to produce ol' Randy in court without producing a bruise or shedding a drop of blood...
posted on 02/05/2003 2:06:34 PM PST
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