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(Law Officer)   A lot of people like to criticize cops. Let's take a minute to recognize a department that did it right. Well done Aurora   (lawofficer.com) divider line 342
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2012-07-22 10:09:24 PM
I agree. Aurora really rose the occasion of detaining an unarmed suspect in the open giving up willingly after his weapon became non-functional - a test all departments wish they could manage to pass.
 
2012-07-22 10:11:53 PM

CliChe Guevara: I agree. Aurora really rose the occasion of detaining an unarmed suspect in the open giving up willingly after his weapon became non-functional - a test all departments wish they could manage to pass.


Yes becuase it's not like the shooter booby trapped his apartment with incendiary devices. I must have just dreamed that.
 
2012-07-22 10:19:46 PM
Good Job Aurora

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2012-07-22 10:35:49 PM

CliChe Guevara: I agree. Aurora really rose the occasion of detaining an unarmed suspect in the open giving up willingly after his weapon became non-functional - a test all departments wish they could manage to pass.


There's a Delta Bravo in every crowd, it appears
 
2012-07-22 10:35:50 PM
Good Job Aurora

www.auroracabin.com
 
2012-07-22 10:37:48 PM
No, I don't like to criticize cops.

I also don't like the fact that it's so often necessary to do soin an environment of increasingly militarized law enforcement.
 
2012-07-22 10:42:47 PM
Punjab Menorah

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2012-07-22 10:43:42 PM
Lawofficer.com

Well, I'm sure this is a totally unbiased look at the actions of the police from a neutral perspective.
 
2012-07-22 10:46:26 PM
Good Job Aurora

www.fantastic-plastic.com
 
2012-07-22 10:47:40 PM
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Well done Aurora. You're always there in a pinch.
 
2012-07-22 10:54:26 PM
They didn't get Wayne and Garth, did they?
 
2012-07-22 11:04:04 PM

CliChe Guevara: I agree. Aurora really rose the occasion of detaining an unarmed suspect in the open giving up willingly after his weapon became non-functional - a test all departments wish they could manage to pass.


The morning after the shooting, I had the opportunity to talk to an officer that was one of the first to arrive on scene. She came to visit her husband who is also an Aurora cop and works with me. She needed to de-stress after her 15 hour shift.

She explained that when they first arrived they thought the shooter was still active. They had to fight to get past the people fleeing the theater, and once inside they could barely see due to the smoke and the fact that the inside of her gas mask was soaked with sweat. I can't get into details about how she described things inside that theater, but suffice it to say that it was one of the worst scenarios you could imagine.

She and the other cops entered that place because people inside needed help. They didn't hesitate to put themselves in harms way. What they did was truly heroic and I'm proud to be a member of that organization.
 
2012-07-22 11:08:09 PM

CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic


No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?
 
2012-07-22 11:11:51 PM
I agree with the sentiment, but this blog goes out of its way to give the Police Dept a hand job.
 
2012-07-22 11:13:09 PM

GAT_00: CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic

No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?


I must also agree with my esteemed fellow GAT.

A hero is one who puts themselves in way of danger when they didnt have to.

An example of this is a soldier who jumps on a grenade to save his friends. He may be able to get away to save himself, but he sacrifices his life to take the full flack of the grenade.
 
2012-07-22 11:17:40 PM
When the police officers were running the building as everyone else was running out of it, did they know what they were running into?
 
2012-07-22 11:18:49 PM

GAT_00: CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic

No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?


Whether it was their job or not, what they did that night was heroic. No, you can't overuse the word in this case.
 
2012-07-22 11:19:03 PM

bojon: When the police officers were running the building as everyone else was running out of it, did they know what they were running into?


I doubt ignorance could lead to heroism
 
2012-07-22 11:23:59 PM

bojon: When the police officers were running the building as everyone else was running out of it, did they know what they were running into?


Free movie with lots of empty seats?
 
2012-07-22 11:25:49 PM
They did the best they could considering the shooting was in a dark, crowded theater with smoke bombs and panicking people. I cannot imagine running into something like that myself.
 
2012-07-22 11:27:25 PM

GAT_00: CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic

No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?


Just becuase it's someone's duty to put themselves in harms way to protect bystandards, doesn't make it any less heroic when they do so. Being a cop isn't just some job and it's certainly not something everyone is equally good at.

Good cops are heros, plain and simple.
 
2012-07-22 11:32:05 PM

GAT_00: CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic

No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?


A hero is someone who runs towards danger while others are running away. To criticize these people is to be deliberately contrarian and kind of a dick.
 
2012-07-22 11:34:40 PM
Why didn't the theater folks throw on the house lights when the cop arrived?
 
2012-07-22 11:43:11 PM
All of the times cops have accidentally shot someone while raiding the wrong house, and they couldn't "accidentally" shoot this guy's balls off while arresting him?
 
2012-07-23 12:02:17 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Why didn't the theater folks throw on the house lights when the cop arrived?


Umm....becuase they were scared out of their farking minds? There was a guy shooting people in that theater. Gunfire tends not to bring out the most rational qualities in a human being.
 
2012-07-23 12:13:53 AM

kmmontandon: No, I don't like to criticize cops.

I also don't like the fact that it's so often necessary to do soin an environment of increasingly militarized law enforcement.


Yeah, and times like this remind me of why the police don't need any amount of militirization (is that a word?)
 
2012-07-23 12:14:48 AM

GAT_00: Lawofficer.com

Well, I'm sure this is a totally unbiased look at the actions of the police from a neutral perspective.


Exactly. Thank you. We should have people who have no idea about law enforcement critique the response.
 
2012-07-23 12:15:05 AM

CliChe Guevara: I agree. Aurora really rose the occasion of detaining an unarmed suspect in the open giving up willingly after his weapon became non-functional - a test all departments wish they could manage to pass.


Wow.
You're an ass.
Nice S/N, too, using a take on the name of psychopathic murderer.
 
2012-07-23 12:15:23 AM

Ambivalence: Uchiha_Cycliste: Why didn't the theater folks throw on the house lights when the cop arrived?

Umm....becuase they were scared out of their farking minds? There was a guy shooting people in that theater. Gunfire tends not to bring out the most rational qualities in a human being.


Are you kidding? I do my best complex math and engineering work while being shot it.

/Not really.
//Bio major.
///If people are shooting at me, something is terribly wrong.
 
2012-07-23 12:15:29 AM
They didn't blow that son of a biatch's lungs all over the wall... so I kinda have to fault them for that.

Otherwise, yea... good work.
 
2012-07-23 12:15:58 AM
I must agree.
Aurora has handled this very well.
 
2012-07-23 12:16:06 AM

cman: GAT_00: CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic

No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?

I must also agree with my esteemed fellow GAT.

A hero is one who puts themselves in way of danger when they didnt have to.

An example of this is a soldier who jumps on a grenade to save his friends. He may be able to get away to save himself, but he sacrifices his life to take the full flack of the grenade.


The officers didn't know if the shooter was still active. They could have stayed outside instead of running into an unknown situation. Explain the difference?
 
2012-07-23 12:16:38 AM
They did a good job.
 
2012-07-23 12:18:42 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Why didn't the theater folks throw on the house lights when the cop arrived?


I'm guessing the average theater employ who is 18 years old maximum, isn't logically thinking about or has gone through training of what to do if a mad man starts throwing smoke bombs and shooting assault rifles in a crowded movie. Even now is a direct result of this if they do, I bet they tell them to get the fark out fast as possible, don't try and be a hero, and forget about turning on lights just get out.
 
2012-07-23 12:18:42 AM
I think there is enough cop worship in the U.S., but thanks for trying.
 
2012-07-23 12:18:49 AM
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2012-07-23 12:18:57 AM

Di Atribe: GAT_00: CruiserTwelve: What they did was truly heroic

No. It was their job.

Can we stop overusing the word hero?

A hero is someone who runs towards danger while others are running away. To criticize these people is to be deliberately contrarian and kind of a dick.


Fixed it so GAT gets your point.
 
2012-07-23 12:19:01 AM
Well done, indeed. Whether we use the word "hero" or not, they did it right. Alot of people - alot of cops - don't.
 
2012-07-23 12:19:58 AM

Ambivalence: CliChe Guevara: I agree. Aurora really rose the occasion of detaining an unarmed suspect in the open giving up willingly after his weapon became non-functional - a test all departments wish they could manage to pass.

Yes becuase it's not like the shooter booby trapped his apartment with incendiary devices. I must have just dreamed that.


You mean the one he warned them about before they entered it?
 
2012-07-23 12:22:20 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Why didn't the theater folks throw on the house lights when the cop arrived?


Keeping them off may have been the better option anyways. Not saying the lighting issue was an active decision but when there's still civilians in the area, the last thing you would want to do is make them easier targets by illuminating them.
 
2012-07-23 12:22:47 AM
Yeah, they were spectacular.

Most other police departments would have said "let him continue shooting; we'll be there in an hour once we finish our lunch break."
 
2012-07-23 12:23:00 AM
As a former LEO, if the shoe fits, then the criticize away, subtard.

As in this case, it seems the PD acted with aplomb and should be commended for a job well done.
 
2012-07-23 12:23:17 AM

shower_in_my_socks: All of the times cops have accidentally shot someone while raiding the wrong house, and they couldn't "accidentally" shoot this guy's balls off while arresting him?


One problem with that is that even the guy who barely passed Upstairs Law School with a D- average would be able to convince a judge to throw out all charges against the guy due to police brutality. The killer would literally get away with murder, wouldn't spend one minute behind bars once the trial ends and would get off completely scot-free (less one pair of wedding vegetables).
 
2012-07-23 12:24:18 AM

JerkyMeat: I think there is enough cop worship in the U.S., but thanks for trying.


I'm a little tired of 'First Responder' worship, too, but you're being willfully ignorant on what these people did: going into an unknowable situation, risking their lives in the process in order to do their jobs which is to 'serve and protect'.

And this counts for nothing in your small, shallow mind?

Then you're an ass.
 
2012-07-23 12:26:33 AM
Yeah I wonder why he warned the cops about the booby trapped apartment. Did he get his insanity orgasm over with and decide that was enough? He had to figure he was not going to be in any less trouble if he killed a few more cops. I guess I can't really get into this guy's head but just shocked he actually didn't want to up his body count a little bit after doing what he did.
 
2012-07-23 12:26:36 AM
Don't forget the EMT first responders firemen and the hospital staff . They saved a lot of lives with their actions.
 
2012-07-23 12:26:53 AM
I think they done their jobs well, and handled it how they were supposed to in the situation. Good job Aurora emergency response teams. The real heroes here are the people in the theaters that gave their lives for others. The hero tag goes to them.
 
2012-07-23 12:27:00 AM

ElLoco: They didn't blow that son of a biatch's lungs all over the wall... so I kinda have to fault them for that.

Otherwise, yea... good work.


Yeah, I want to live in a society where the police are judge, jury, and executioner.
 
2012-07-23 12:27:12 AM
I'm ok with this. As one who thinks cops are usually either bullies or revenue collection agencies, the only complaint I've heard of the Aurora PD is how long it took some families to find out about their loved ones. Given the chaos, I can fully understand why it would take up to 20 hours to ID the victims.

So, something I never thought I would say, kudos to the Aurora PD. You dun good.
 
2012-07-23 12:27:42 AM
It's nice to see the Chief of police's wife getting into journalism. Jobs are tough to come by these days.
 
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