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(Plymouth Herald)   News: Armed police and trained negotiators in four-hour standoff. Fark: House they were surrounding was empty, man was out buying groceries   (plymouthherald.co.uk) divider line 43
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2014-02-26 08:49:42 AM  
Come back later when I'm home.
 
2014-02-26 10:12:46 AM  
With all the gear they have, why don't these guys have a thermal camera so they can see that the house is empty. One of these idiotic standoffs would probably pay for a dozen of the things.
 
2014-02-26 10:15:39 AM  
And not one knock on the door was given.
 
2014-02-26 10:16:42 AM  
Surprised they didn't start shooting for his lack of compliance.
 
2014-02-26 10:17:20 AM  
Am I the only one here tired as hell of the cops masturbating away all our hard earned security?
 
2014-02-26 10:21:48 AM  
Who the hell takes *4 hours* to go grocery shopping? I can do mine for a family of 3 in 30-45 minutes.
 
2014-02-26 10:22:20 AM  
My favorite was the multi-hour stand off, where the onlookers were shouting for the guy to come out and surrender.  After this went on for a while, the cops realize that the guy that they were looking for was one of the shouting onlookers.
 
2014-02-26 10:23:54 AM  
It takes him 4 hours to go grocery shopping?
 
2014-02-26 10:28:00 AM  

gretzkyscores: Who the hell takes *4 hours* to go grocery shopping? I can do mine for a family of 3 in 30-45 minutes.


Well, he had to go back for more chips and beer.
Got tired/hungry sitting down the block watching all the excitement.
 
2014-02-26 10:30:30 AM  

big pig peaches: With all the gear they have, why don't these guys have a thermal camera so they can see that the house is empty. One of these idiotic standoffs would probably pay for a dozen of the things.


Thermal cameras don't work though walls.
 
2014-02-26 10:31:22 AM  
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That's some nice police work there Lou...
 
2014-02-26 10:36:01 AM  

LoneWolf343: big pig peaches: With all the gear they have, why don't these guys have a thermal camera so they can see that the house is empty. One of these idiotic standoffs would probably pay for a dozen of the things.

Thermal cameras don't work though walls.


Shh, let him run.
 
2014-02-26 10:38:14 AM  
sounds like a story of pete's brother repeat to me...
 
2014-02-26 10:39:40 AM  

gretzkyscores: Who the hell takes *4 hours* to go grocery shopping? I can do mine for a family of 3 in 30-45 minutes.


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2014-02-26 10:50:29 AM  

big pig peaches: With all the gear they have, why don't these guys have a thermal camera so they can see that the house is empty. One of these idiotic standoffs would probably pay for a dozen of the things.


Cops would need additional training and thus want higher pay. Also, you can't kill dogs and brown people with a camera as efficiently as with a gun or have the fun with a taser.
 
2014-02-26 10:51:38 AM  
Why do the Brits feel the need to repeat the same info 3 or 4 times in an article?
 
2014-02-26 10:54:13 AM  

Honest Bender: It takes him 4 hours to go grocery shopping?


Not necessarily. It said he was arrested near a grocery store, not inside one. Also, even if he was shopping when he was arrested, there's no logical basis to conclude that was his only errand.
 
2014-02-26 10:54:48 AM  

RedVentrue: Why do the Brits feel the need to repeat the same info 3 or 4 times in an article?


Because they can't figure out how to repeat different info?
 
2014-02-26 10:55:34 AM  
No, what needs to happen is they need to shoot 'detection strings' thru the house.  a .50 cal armor piercer should be able to do it, with a string tied to the end.  Shoot 20-30 of these thru the house ever few feet and then when someone moves against a string, you'll know someone is there.
 
2014-02-26 10:57:07 AM  

Honest Bender: It takes him 4 hours to go grocery shopping?


Some people combine trips and run other errands on their way to the grocery store.

Effectively kidnapping all the residents of the area by confining them in their homes is a gross over-reaction to a report of one guy with a knife. Surprised they didn't call in an air strike.
 
2014-02-26 10:57:26 AM  

You Are All Sheep: No, what needs to happen is they need to shoot 'detection strings' thru the house.  a .50 cal armor piercer should be able to do it, with a string tied to the end.  Shoot 20-30 of these thru the house ever few feet and then when someone moves against a string, you'll know someone is there.


Way too slow and inefficient. What they should have done was just take out a couple walls, then they could see inside all the rooms at once.
 
2014-02-26 10:58:30 AM  
He was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.  Could they arrest Donald Trump?  He's offensive.
 
2014-02-26 11:01:49 AM  

AndreMA: Honest Bender: It takes him 4 hours to go grocery shopping?

Some people combine trips and run other errands on their way to the grocery store.

Effectively kidnapping all the residents of the area by confining them in their homes is a gross over-reaction to a report of one guy with a knife. Surprised they didn't call in an air strike.


FTA: Officers were still searching for a weapon as The Herald went to press

what knife?
 
2014-02-26 11:03:46 AM  

pjbreeze: He was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.  Could they arrest Donald Trump?  He's offensive.


Suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. He was not actually found to be in possession of such a thing.
 
2014-02-26 11:10:21 AM  

You Are All Sheep: No, what needs to happen is they need to shoot 'detection strings' thru the house.  a .50 cal armor piercer should be able to do it, with a string tied to the end.  Shoot 20-30 of these thru the house ever few feet and then when someone moves against a string, you'll know someone is there.


Make sure that it is a felony to have a detection string inside you, so nobody will interfere by standing in the way of police business.
 
2014-02-26 11:11:19 AM  
All of that police response for basically a domestic disturbance? And the "victim" was uninjured?

Dear gods.
 
2014-02-26 11:14:50 AM  
Is the link farked for anyone else?
 
2014-02-26 11:15:52 AM  

Anayalator: Surprised they didn't start shooting for his lack of compliance.


Shooting, hell. time to rev up a tank and set the "compound" ablaze.
 
2014-02-26 11:26:49 AM  

Shaggy0717: AndreMA: Honest Bender: It takes him 4 hours to go grocery shopping?

Some people combine trips and run other errands on their way to the grocery store.

Effectively kidnapping all the residents of the area by confining them in their homes is a gross over-reaction to a report of one guy with a knife. Surprised they didn't call in an air strike.

FTA: Officers were still searching for a weapon as The Herald went to press

what knife?


I said that there was a report of a knife, not that such a knife existed.
 
2014-02-26 11:40:30 AM  
Police, being the bunch of roided up closeted homos they are, enjoy the hell out these outings wether they get to blow some minoriy away Or not. The high stress makes the locker room anal more intense.
 
2014-02-26 11:43:20 AM  
The american gestapo is the bestist gestapo.
 
2014-02-26 11:59:41 AM  
Why were the cops in a standoff with the trained negotiators?
 
2014-02-26 12:11:38 PM  
They still let the Brits have knives? I thought they were down to sporks only.
 
2014-02-26 12:12:17 PM  

big pig peaches: With all the gear they have, why don't these guys have a thermal camera so they can see that the house is empty. One of these idiotic standoffs would probably pay for a dozen of the things.


Thermal camera requires a warrant. Wonder if they had a warrant.
 
2014-02-26 12:15:50 PM  

AndreMA: Honest Bender: It takes him 4 hours to go grocery shopping?

Some people combine trips and run other errands on their way to the grocery store.

Effectively kidnapping all the residents of the area by confining them in their homes is a gross over-reaction to a report of one guy with a knife. Surprised they didn't call in an air strike.


Just wait. The drones are on their way.
 
2014-02-26 01:12:21 PM  
This is almost as bad as St. Petersburg police demolishing a house with a bulldozer to get a perp out.

Or how about when they called out the SWAT forces because they couldn't get an elderly man to answer the door (he was sleeping)?

/Thankful for what police are supposed to do and the good cops who do it
//Really wish they'd clean house and get rid of the trigger-happy, power-hungry military-wannabes which put the profession in a bad light.
 
2014-02-26 02:24:26 PM  

OnlyM3: The american gestapo is the bestist gestapo.


Over here, we have a Police Taliban.
Your move.
 
2014-02-26 02:39:25 PM  

You Are All Sheep: No, what needs to happen is they need to shoot 'detection strings' thru the house.  a .50 cal armor piercer should be able to do it, with a string tied to the end.  Shoot 20-30 of these thru the house ever few feet and then when someone moves against a string, you'll know someone is there.


This is the "outside of the box" thinking I like!  Now we're getting somewhere!
 
2014-02-26 02:47:10 PM  

Huntceet: They still let the Brits have knives? I thought they were down to sporks only.


I thought that a British medical group recommended that large kitchen knives should no longer be sold, because the Brits can't cook for shiat anyway.

/ No, I'm not kidding about the knives part
// I was just kidding about the cooking part, don't get pissed off and burn Washington again, you barbarians!
 
2014-02-26 02:50:47 PM  

zimbomba63: Huntceet: They still let the Brits have knives? I thought they were down to sporks only.

I thought that a British medical group recommended that large kitchen knives should no longer be sold, because the Brits can't cook for shiat anyway.

/ No, I'm not kidding about the knives part
// I was just kidding about the cooking part, don't get pissed off and burn Washington again, you barbarians!


I read that knife story.
But, these days,,,
 
2014-02-26 04:22:31 PM  

zimbomba63: My favorite was the multi-hour stand off, where the onlookers were shouting for the guy to come out and surrender.  After this went on for a while, the cops realize that the guy that they were looking for was one of the shouting onlookers.


Could you link me to that story?  My Google-fu apparently sucks today.
 
2014-02-26 05:24:21 PM  

Sean M: //Really wish they'd clean house and get rid of the trigger-happy, power-hungry military-wannabes which put the profession in a bad light.


I dunno, man. I think it'd be pretty tough for 4 or 5 guys to police the entire nation.
 
2014-02-26 06:04:58 PM  

zimbomba63: My favorite was the multi-hour stand off, where the onlookers were shouting for the guy to come out and surrender.  After this went on for a while, the cops realize that the guy that they were looking for was one of the shouting onlookers.


I hope he was shouting things like "kick his ass, Sea Bass!"
 
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