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(610 WIOD)   Here's how the Alabama hostage standoff and rescue of 5 yr old went down   (610wiod.com) divider line 22
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2013-02-07 11:44:09 AM  
5 votes:
So... just more of the same?
Shame subby... SHAME!!!
2013-02-07 02:57:59 PM  
4 votes:

Dixon Cider: So... just more of the same?
Shame subby... SHAME!!!


Why are we shaming the subby?  How about shame on whoever greenlit this.
2013-02-07 04:44:07 PM  
2 votes:
Neighbors had described Dykes as an unstable menace who beat a dog to death and threatened to shoot trespassers while patrolling his property armed.
 
Yet had no trouble acquiring guns.
2013-02-07 03:16:34 PM  
2 votes:
I'll bet the camera(s) they has in there were probably in the toys he allowed the kid to have. really small and with 360 deg field of view.
2013-02-07 03:07:06 PM  
2 votes:
Fark headline: "Here's how the Alabama hostage standoff and rescue of 5 yr old went down "

Actual article: No details on how it went down at all.
2013-02-07 03:02:33 PM  
2 votes:
Here's how it went down.

BLAM!
blam. bamblamblambamblamblambamblamblambamblamblam.
2013-02-07 03:02:01 PM  
2 votes:
I'm glad we had a greenlit thread for this detailed breakdown of how SWAT took this guy down.

I figure this is a good place for me to give you my recipe for Ratatouille:

Step 1: Make Ratatouille
2013-02-08 12:32:04 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, this kind of reporting seems to be catching. Here is a story explaining the reason that power stopped getting relayed to the Super Bowl. It turns out that what happened is that the relay device stopped working.
2013-02-07 04:52:13 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: So no body brought up. Boy is safe. Antigun sentiment increased sharply.

This play acting worked out great. Lucky for the agents, the press furor died down long enough to let them concoct the endgame story without much scrutiny.


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2013-02-07 04:42:47 PM  
1 votes:
TV's Vinnie:
From what I hear, his ventilated carcass is still lying where it dropped while the FBI is busy sweeping the area for booby-traps. Poor flies.

Meh, he has no friends/loved ones according to CBS, so it's not like they need to keep his body fresh for a funeral.
/although his wounds prolly make an open-casket funeral impossible anyway.
2013-02-07 04:34:39 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like the "republican base" was reduced by 1 that day. Good!

I knew this right wing asspipe was never going to leave that "bunker" alive. From what I hear, his ventilated carcass is still lying where it dropped while the FBI is busy sweeping the area for booby-traps. Poor flies.
2013-02-07 04:23:28 PM  
1 votes:

MindStalker: I just wish they had used a drone. There would be people out there that celebrated that use in this situation, while decrying its use in other countries in similar situations. The cognitive dissidence would be been spectacular.


"And as the standoff stretched into days, drones flew large, lazy circles high above the scene at night. "
Link to a story that includes lots of details about how the FBI handled things.

"Within hours after an armed, angry man shot a school bus driver and kidnapped a 5-year-old boy, workers feverishly unloaded boxes packed with percussive grenades, military C-4 explosives and an array of guns from a windowless DC-9 that had landed just miles from the suspect's isolated compound.
Helmeted officers decked out in tan fatigues, camouflage and body armor, many carrying long guns, rumbled in rented cargo trucks to and from the property in southeastern Alabama where 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes and his young captive were hunkered down in a roughly 6-by-8-foot hand-dug bunker with only one small hatch for an entryway. "
2013-02-07 04:20:45 PM  
1 votes:

positronica: My guess is the FBI somehow got a camera down inside.  They probably drilled down through the earth next to the bunker real slow so as to not make noise and then found a seam in the buried shipping container to feed the camera into.  I've also heard in other stories that the FBI build a duplicate bunker on their own so that they could better plan entry strategies.  Once they had a camera in place and had studied the layout, and once they felt negotiations were falling apart, they just watched until both the guy and the kid were in the optimum positions for an entry, and then they went for it.



I'm wondering if said optimum position would be he was near the entrance and they blew the door in on him to stun, charged in and double-tap.
2013-02-07 04:16:32 PM  
1 votes:
Excellent headline, subby.  Very witty and well thought out.
2013-02-07 04:09:03 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, that explains everything.  I have absolutely zero interest in knowing anything else about this.  Thanks, subby
2013-02-07 03:54:19 PM  
1 votes:
My guess is the FBI somehow got a camera down inside.  They probably drilled down through the earth next to the bunker real slow so as to not make noise and then found a seam in the buried shipping container to feed the camera into.  I've also heard in other stories that the FBI build a duplicate bunker on their own so that they could better plan entry strategies.  Once they had a camera in place and had studied the layout, and once they felt negotiations were falling apart, they just watched until both the guy and the kid were in the optimum positions for an entry, and then they went for it.
2013-02-07 03:33:46 PM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: if the kid is still rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere screaming "NO LOUD NOISES! NO LOUD NOISES! NO LOUD NOISES!"


And even if he needs years of therapy, it's still a great ending to the story.
2013-02-07 03:27:41 PM  
1 votes:
How it went down:

FBI Chief: "This is going on six days and we're in Alabama. Let's shoot this guy in the face and go get some Olive Garden. We'll say he was unravelling."
FBI Guys: YEAH!
2013-02-07 03:24:46 PM  
1 votes:
The police (or maybe the FBI) did use a drone, just not to blow up the bunker. They had a drone with IR cameras flying overhead at night to spot any other entrances, or if he tried to sneak out.
2013-02-07 03:22:18 PM  
1 votes:

banandar123: Not only is this article from like 27 hours ago, but there's also nothing else to really learn about the situation.

1. Guy kills bus driver.
2. Guy kidnaps kid, holes up in a bunker.
3. Cops try to negotiate for almost a week.
4. Cops storm bunker, kill guy, rescue boy.

Anything beyond these 4 points is just the media trying to suck ratings out of this story as much as they can.

Then again, it would be interesting to know more about the investigation, such as the guy's demands, motives, etc., and perhaps an update on the boy's mental state in a few weeks/months.  But until those facts surface, the media should just shut the fark up.

/end rant.


If the media shuts the fark up, the Sheriff won't bother to release any of those details.
2013-02-07 03:17:24 PM  
1 votes:
Not only is this article from like 27 hours ago, but there's also nothing else to really learn about the situation.

1. Guy kills bus driver.
2. Guy kidnaps kid, holes up in a bunker.
3. Cops try to negotiate for almost a week.
4. Cops storm bunker, kill guy, rescue boy.

Anything beyond these 4 points is just the media trying to suck ratings out of this story as much as they can.

Then again, it would be interesting to know more about the investigation, such as the guy's demands, motives, etc., and perhaps an update on the boy's mental state in a few weeks/months.  But until those facts surface, the media should just shut the fark up.

/end rant.
2013-02-07 02:07:25 PM  
1 votes:
So basically, what the article is telling me, is that the way it went down is that "SWAT agents stormed the bunker."

OOooooooookay then.

What I'm more interested in knowing, given that a flash-bang was used and there was some ass burgery kid in the there, if the kid is still rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere screaming "NO LOUD NOISES! NO LOUD NOISES! NO LOUD NOISES!"
 
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