I am bothered by the police---POLICE---using a bomb to kill the shooter. Yes, execute the murderer now or later, but the idea that the police are now going to use bombs to kill people instead of negotiating and waiting out people is surreal. This is, in my opinion, an escalation of militarization of the police and a very, very bad idea. Worse, it simply adds more power to the police to run roughshod over citizenry.
I think this is a whole like of discussion worth having, and separate from the emotion of the Black Lives Matters insurrection we are seeing. Not sure this is terrorism, seems more like violent insurrection against the government.
Cops used a robot to deliver a grenade to Micah X.
Dead men tell no tales.
Robot: Knock Knock
MIcah: Who’s there?
Micah: Ka Who?
Been years since I’ve heard that one.
Good for the police.
Speaking of "bits and pieces", it appears that's all that's left of the perp.
According to CNN just it was a robot bearing a bomb.
“Candygram for Micah!”
“Candygram for Micah!”
Police Officer Murphy was not available.
Could have been a ‘entry device’. Slag for bomb. The Philly police used a couple in 85’ to gain entry to the black power MOVE group holed up in a house. They ended up burning down 65 houses from the resulting fire.
But what about if next week or month it’s Robert Smith in a Dallas suburb, a veteran and avid gun collection and target shooter? Say, busy body neighbor “sees something”, sees Robert packing up several guns on Saturday morning to go shooting. The next day police bang on his door, demanding he come out, maybe they take a more aggressive approach since Robert reportedly has an arsenal. Robert, like many of us, say our guns are legal, none of their business, and no to entry. The police, now armed with explosives, cut short any discussion by sending one in and killing Robert. Robert with his dozen guns and several thousand rounds of ammo is dead. End of story. One can write that many ways but it is not hard to imagine some gun-hating police chief, armed with California, New York, or other laws, taking such an approach.
Dallas Morning News:
“About 1:20 a.m., an explosion went off at El Centro. Police said they placed a bomb robot near the shooter and detonated a bomb it was holding, killing him.”
Bravo! Send up moar bomb. Dead is dead.
R2D2 gave up his life so that we could be safer.
flash bangs are lethal at close range
Cops said they sent the bomb in with a robot.
The real question is what brand of fried chicken box was the bomb in?
Did the robot read him his Miranda rights first?
I would like to see the video which was taken from the robot.
Flashbang with bottom screwed off will kill ya at close distance.