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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Actually, there is a sharpshooter protocol for shoot to kill when a situation is expected to be extreme, this one was. Nice try though.
    Duh. But law enforcement's primary job is to arrest a suspect, not to execute him, which is what you seemed to be advocating previously. Police are authorized to use lethal force if necessary, but they are not authorized to just blow people away because the citizenry thinks they should.
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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Duh. But law enforcement's primary job is to arrest a suspect, not to execute him, which is what you seemed to be advocating previously. Police are authorized to use lethal force if necessary, but they are not authorized to just blow people away because the citizenry thinks they should.
    It met lethality requirements. 1) Extrememist 2) Making threats with arms and bombs 3) Discharged weapon to establish credibility 4) Had unreasonable demands 5) Prior history of instability. Basically he had no expectation of leaving that situation alive, and frankly I would have said good riddance at that point, society has no use for him.
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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

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    Yeah what the hell is up with that. How is Discovery going to dismantle the U.S. economy...
    They are part of the super, secret, shadow internetz.
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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    It met lethality requirements. 1) Extrememist 2) Making threats with arms and bombs 3) Discharged weapon to establish credibility 4) Had unreasonable demands 5) Prior history of instability. Basically he had no expectation of leaving that situation alive
    I dont now nor have I ever disagreed with their use of force.

    and frankly I would have said good riddance at that point, society has no use for him.
    THAT is what I take exception to, the expectation that the cops should kill someone because you dont think they're useful anymore.
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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    I dont now nor have I ever disagreed with their use of force.


    THAT is what I take exception to, the expectation that the cops should kill someone because you dont think they're useful anymore.
    Hell, there are plenty of useless people I could care less about. It's when people take it upon themselves to become a very serious problem in instances like this very specific one where I think they should be removed from the gene pool in a speedy manner.
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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Supposedly the guy is down and everyone is out safe. Good to hear it.
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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I have a buddy who just left his job at Discovery last Friday. Talk about good timing.
    That's good. I've heard that they are a bunch of phonies who refuse to advocate for the end of all 'parasitic human infants.'

    Kidding aside, I've met more than a few environmentalist liberals who hold this view - at least as it applies to Africans or the poor in this country. I guess large groups of kids are one thing that's pretty visible when looking down your upturned nose.

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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I would have said good riddance at that point, society has no use for him.
    I would also add that his killing reduces the drain on our planetary resources and may provide some needed fertilizer for the forests.

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    Re: Armed Man With Bomb Takes at Least One Hostage in Discovery Channel Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I have a buddy who just left his job at Discovery last Friday. Talk about good timing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    That's good. I've heard that they are a bunch of phonies who refuse to advocate for the end of all 'parasitic human infants.'

    Kidding aside, I've met more than a few environmentalist liberals who hold this view - at least as it applies to Africans or the poor in this country. I guess large groups of kids are one thing that's pretty visible when looking down your upturned nose.
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