Thursday, April 12, 2012

See what you have to look forward to?

See my post earlier today about the local excitement.

About 10 tonight they moved in, threw some flashbangs and tear gas and caught the house on fire. And because the suspect's status is unknown, they're letting it burn.
Yup, they Waco'd him.

I've been watching this for about an hour and let me tell you what, there were hundreds (no, I'm not exaggerating) of cops, all them motherfuckers dressed in camo and strutting around trying to look all badass. The FBI was there with a Buffalo which is a military vehicle that's built to not only blow IEDs but also to survive the blasts. Why they had to trot that out, I don't know, maybe it's the badass factor again.
Oh yeah, they're playing heavy on the fact that he has "possible" military experience and likes guns. The cops are also using the possibility of large caches of ammo in the house for letting it burn, but even with the flames 50 feet high, there's no mention of ammo cooking off.

Okay, now I'm hearing on the TV that they must've decided that he's cooked well done because the fire department has moved in to extinguish the fire. Considering that the place was a fourplex in a densely populated area, trying to control the flames is probably a prudent move on their part before the entire complex to burn to the ground.