Guest wrote:It does seem a bit bewildering that so many police with guns turn up and their first reaction to someone who'd just stole a van was surround it and shoot the living fuck out of it.
I think most other police forces would have opened the door and just arrested him.
Don't tell me though, America, that would have been too dangerous, wouldn't it? He could have been armed, after all. But there's nothing wrong with gun ownership though, eh?
The completely insane thing is that there were three things at stake right?
A: The runaway vehicle. Cops can deal with those, they do it all the time. And the vehicle was stopped in traffic anyways.
B: The UPS driver who was a hostage. They murdered him.
C: The stolen goods which 100% were covered by insurance, since they were from a jewelry store.
So this charade was completely pointless. A bunch of coked up goons wanted to play cowboy and killed two innocent people.
I wonder how many more cars got hit by stray fire.