It took fire crews 8 hours to put the fire out.
The mother and step-father had already made one attempt to reach the child and had been unsuccessful when the fire first started.
The odds are extremely high that the child was already dead when the step-father made his second attempt to enter the house. The odds are also extremely high that, had he re-entered the house, the stepfather would have been overcome by smoke and heat shortly after entering.
If a trained firefighter in protective gear thought it was too hot to enter, what chance would a regular guy in pajamas have?
Many years ago, I attended the merchant marine fire fighter school. I've been in burning houses, under controlled conditions, and even with protective gear and oxygen masks the heat is virtually unbearable, it's hard to breathe and due to the smoke you can't see a damn thing.
As sad as this story is, the cops did the right thing and almost assuredly saved this guy from certain and pointless death.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
The police were looking for money that the man was refusing to pay.
I understand the boy had a mother.
As hard as it is to bury a child, it's harder to bury a child and your spouse on the same day. If there were other kids its hard to bury your sibling and your parent on the same day.
The police made this determination based on the expertise of the fire fighters, who are best placed ( and equipped) to make a decision on safety.
The only issue in my mind is the use of a taser.
I do understand their reasoning. Glad to know they keep in the "above average" range though.Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.
Most Cops Just Above Normal The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.
Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.
But the U.S. District Court found that New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy.” In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.
We have to start admitting that when we see these atrocities on the news it is more likely from a cop who averaged out at 104. I have personally dealt with cops who were ****ing stupid, and the moment I start stating facts I learned in middle school about the constitution they arrest me and search me. To find nothing. Where I am then free to go. What pisses me off is I have to hire a lawyer to take that cop down for violating my constitutional rights.
Again, cops in my area are ****ing stupid. There are exceptions I am sure, but for the most part, they are dumbasses with legal guns and pepper spray.
Should we start tasering parents on beaches to prevent them drowing when they swim outside the flags (we all know how dangerous that can be) if they are trying to get to their loved one who is caught in a rip and being dragged out to sea?
Should we have tasered the young girl who not so long ago showed incredible unexplainable strength when she saved her fathers life by lifting a vehicle that her father was pinned under because she could've broken her back?
Emergency services personnel should be actively trying to encourage/persuade anyone to not participate in what could be considered a potentially dangerous/life threatening situation but there are limits they should employ and they've gone way to far here.
I've said it before and i'll say it again. Never under estimate the power of love. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when a loved ones life is in danger.
And yes, the woman could have lost both her husband and her son for nothing since it is almost certain that her husband going in would not have made any difference in the outcome of her son's fate. It sucks when children die, but it sucks more when people do something foolish, like running into a burning building, barefoot and in pajamas, and likely getting themselves killed or at least severely burned unnecessarily.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.