Cops are people,
As explained in this CNN
article by Eliott C. McLaughlin, when cops in
Stockton CA confront bank robbers with 3 women hostages, they take them
out -- "them" meaning everybody. Results? One
innocent lady dead, probably killed by the cops. One lady wounded,
probably by the cops. Two
perps dead, one wounded, definitely by the cops.
Why did the cops open up when the perps were holding
hostages? Cops: "There was a fear for safety, not only for our
officers, but also for the community."
No cops were injured but more than
20 officers were on paid leave as of Thursday per department policy
following a shooting. Poor babies, I hope they'll be alright.
One witness: "I could see the car getting blasted. I could see all
the little sparks and everything off the car." That would be the car
with the hostages.