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Police Response Was Poorly Implemented
  • Paco Wellington III October 4, 2013 - 9:34 am #89640 Reply

    The police/security response yesterday at the Capitol was pathetic.

    Thank goodness a terrorist was not behind yesterday’s mentally ill car chase from the White House to Capitol Hill.    The police looked like Keystone cops (especially when they followed the car around a statue and did not block the road).  Keep in mind that the security barricade that eventually stopped the sick driver actually stopped her ON THE WRONG SIDE of the security barricade after she was free to drive past the Capitol and two Senate office buildings.  Even at the end of the chase, the driver almost got turned around to freely drive back down Constitution because all the police cars were directly behind her and not covering both sides of the street.

    After tens of millions of dollars for security upgrades, why in the world did the police not activate the in-ground barricades and otherwise blocks roads BEFORE the threat arrived?   Is the entire security plan for every police officer to chase the bad guy from directly behind?  Have they never heard of a diversionary attack so that the main attack can take advantage of poor security work?

    We should be thankful it was just a lone nut without a plan.





    novasteve October 4, 2013 - 9:39 am #89645 Reply

    I’m curious why they don’t have spike strips.


    For all we know they scared her to death, causing the scenario. She might have made a wrong turn and then they power tripped on her, scaring her. She’s from NYC. The NYPD is known for doing crap like that.

    Captain_Obvious October 4, 2013 - 9:44 am #89649 Reply

    @Paco, you may or may not be right, but you sure sound like a Monday morning QB.

    KalashniFOOL October 4, 2013 - 9:45 am #89651 Reply

    For all we know they scared her to death

    The reports I read said they shot her.  Of course, the autopsy my indicate she died from fear prior to being shot.

    novasteve October 4, 2013 - 9:47 am #89654 Reply

    Knowing what goons uniformed secret service are, I would tend to believe this woman made some stupid mistake, then they power tripped and scared the hell out of her.

    Razbo Oscar October 4, 2013 - 9:48 am #89656 Reply

    Calling the secret service goons, nice! Typical right winger…

    novasteve October 4, 2013 - 9:50 am #89659 Reply

    Why dont’ you go by the whitehouse some time and watch them? Apparenlty they got beat up too much in high school and want revenge. I’ve seen them yelling at blind people before for stepping in the grass that was only blocked off by one tiny barricade for an area like 100 feet wide.

    Captain_Obvious October 4, 2013 - 9:53 am #89664 Reply

    This thread needs to be shut down for pure stupidity.

    KalashniFOOL October 4, 2013 - 9:56 am #89667 Reply

    This thread needs to be shut down for pure stupidity.


    novasteve October 4, 2013 - 9:57 am #89669 Reply

    That’s cute, CO is agreeing with one of his other monikers.

    Paco Wellington III October 4, 2013 - 9:59 am #89671 Reply

    C_O:  no, these are real questions about why the security was so poorly implemented after years and years and years of expensive upgrades.  In fact, I should have to ask these questions if there was any real security plan and implementation.

    EVERYONE, please ignore the troll who trying to hijack this thread.

    Anonymous October 4, 2013 - 10:08 am #89681 Reply

    Was it poorly implemented though?

    Was there a threat to the White House or Capitol?

    novasteve October 4, 2013 - 10:14 am #89686 Reply

    Whwn you box in a car, you box in all sides, so it can’t go anywhere. Tha’ts not waht the police did. So now a woman is dead because of the incompetence of the police.

    Anonymous October 4, 2013 - 10:16 am #89689 Reply

    I am happy to discuss this with anyone but a poster who has totally discredited himself and deserves no responses.

    1RLI October 4, 2013 - 10:25 am #89695 Reply

    I posted the following under Shots Reported at the Capitol, but perhaps it is more appropriate to this thread:

    Someone's attempt to breech the perimeter of the White House and/or Captiol (and/or lots of other places) certainly falls within the sphere of when deadly force is authorized. It does seem it might have been possible to stop Ms. Carey's progress in a non-lethal manner once she was adjacent to the Captitol grounds on First Street, but I'm not prepared to second-guess the officers on scene until more information is made available. In any event, two LEOs were injured and a little girl lost her mother. This was a bad day all around.

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