Police response to shooting death of their own
We had a Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed Early Wednesday am. In what seemed a routine traffic stop, the deputy was shot and killed. The guy they believe is responsible was wanted on murder charges from November.
Now there is a huge manhunt trying to find the guy. His pic is always on TV. Flyer's up everywhere. More police out and about than I remember seeing since I've lived here. America's Most Wanted is supposed to be featuring him tonight.
Obviously, it's been the subject of the local radio talk shows also. I was a little shocked to hear a few callers (the minority) outraged at the police response. Things like why are they putting this much effort into finding him now that it's a cop that was shot? Why didn't they put this much effort into finding him the first time he was wanted?
I believe the first guy he is accused of killing was a rival gang member. I know this may be cold and cynical to some, but that doesn't seem quite the same to me.
SO, yeah, I think someone that is willing to shoot a police officer is much more dangerous to the general population!
Then on top of this, there was just a blurb on the morning news that one of the people the officer arrested for DWI just had their case dismissed since the arresting officer was unable to show up for the trial?????????? That makes NO sense. They said there are 3 more DWI arrests that the officer made that are most likely going to be dismissed for the same reason. We need a definate change in that law!