The Campaign For DA

3.08.2017

I Don't Think This Would Be Very Comforting


And those are just the cars we can see. I'm guessing that white truck is law enforcement too, but I'm not sure.

Uh, too many cops?

I was talking to Mrs. LL yesterday about how my job, her job, and prosecutors' jobs (if they aren't idiots) is to oftentimes "talk people down." They are upset. They aren't rational. Showing up with an army is not the way to solve a problem.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cops are needed because millions of Americans are criminals and dangers to themselves and others.

These cops did not just decide this morning to gather at this location just for fun.

The Devil said...

It looks like they brought so many cop cars in case Herbie goes fully loaded again!

Anonymous said...

Comforting? If I am a resident of that area, and someone is suicidal down the street, it might be totally comforting. That's why cops turn out in what seems to be an overabundance. They are thinking beyond the subject. They are thinking about potential outcomes and "worst case" kinds of things.

How many cops are in a photo of a patch of sand along a lake that doesn't have a dead body on it? How many cops are in a photo of an accident that didn't happen? How many cops are in a helicopter shot giving chase to a little old lady driving the speed limit on her way to the grocery store? How many cops with guns drawn are surrounding a gas station at which everyone is just pumping gas and buying nasty pizza slices?

Anonymous said...

You might be the first pick in this year's arm chair QB draft.

Out Rage

Ernest T said...

Got to love lawyers and other people who don't know what they are talking about telling police officers how to do their job. Do these police officers get to come to your office and tell you how to write an argument for court?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, when there is a report of shots fired, multiple police officers will show up at the scene. It's one of the strategies they use so they don't have to die because they find a situation that is more dangerous than thought.

Triple Fake... said...

The white vehicle is carrying the yellow tape that's needed to close off the area. They need that many cops to roll it all out.
If somebody were to wander in too close for a look-see and got hurt, there's plenty of red tape for that scenario, too

Triple Fake... said...

I think Ernest T is onto something here.
How many times has an officer (or anybody, really) gone to court, looked at the defense team and thought "How many lawyers does it take to defend/prosecute this guy?"

Anonymous said...

Same thing happens in rural areas with volunteer FD's and part-time cops. A call goes out and every yay-hoo is glad to have the chance to use the lights and sirens, then they get to wherever it is, and they all stand around doing nothing but get in the way.

Anonymous said...

It's a suicide, leave the guy alone.

Anonymous said...

Uh... everything that guy just said is bullshit... Thank you.
"Showing up with an army is not the way to solve a problem"
Do we know what the problem is?
A. Suicidal person
B. Suicidal person with hostages
C. Suicidal person making threats to release toxic gas set fire etc
D. All of the above
Get the point
Double Fake Vinny Gambini

Anonymous said...

Isn't this International Women's Day? Why did Skippy even show up for work?

Anonymous said...

Showing up with an army, when you don't know the situation and shots have been fired and you have citizens to protect in all directions, is not a bad idea. But sure, just send in the one guy with the twinkies to be cut into swiss cheese, like in Die Hard. Welcome to the party, pal. You don't know what you don't know...better to be overdressed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could go over there, guarantee a peaceful, successful outcome, and put your life on the line as a guarantee; and they'll send a few of those vehicles home.

Anonymous said...

Might be comforting to the wives, husbands, kids, moms, dads, etc. of the officers that you seem to prefer show up in ones or twos to handle shots fired by someone that's reported to be ready to die.

Anonymous said...

Dumb ass cops!!!

Why didnt they send the dispatcher to check it out on her way to work!!??

Idiots!!

Anonymous said...

Hey BG I can shed some light to all the cops.

I live in the apartments just blocks away, and my job has a satellite office in this industrial block. It is also a block away from apartment buildings, in between two heavily used roads, about a mile away from an elementary school...basically in the middle of everything you don't want a shooter at. Also, there all the people who work in the offices and shops 20yds away form the center of that picture. That was were I was headed!
When I pulled up and asked, everyone was waiting for the "hostage situation" to end so they could get to work. I think every single Pantego PD vehicle and cop was there in addition to some Arlington units. They were just trying to make it hard for the person to get near other people.
All in all, it was just a precaution.

Double not fake Decatur graduate now in Arlington

Anonymous said...

Classic. Concerned about the "comfort" of a person choosing to cause a potentially dangerous incident, rather than the comfort of those the incident is impacting or could possibly impact, no fault of their own. That's modern thinking. The good of the one far outweighs the good of the multitude.

Lawyer Too fka Baylor Too said...

Whatever happened to the good old days when one Texas Ranger was all that was needed to handle an entire riot?

Dickey Feltersnatch said...

(if they aren't idiots)

Name one.

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry! Why don't you pick up a weapon and stand at post, otherwise I don't give a damn what you think your entitled to!

Anonymous said...

I love this blog, it reminds me of why lawyers need to stay in the court room and not give advice on matters they know nothing about but think they do.