Actually, the police did screw up royally here. Several family members in law enforce. New SOP for active shooter/mass casualty situations is not to wait and establish perimeter. Post-Columbine the SOP is to immediately charge in, neutralize the threat, and secure the scene for EMS. None of that occurred here. The police held back waited for SWAT, tried to negotiate. None of this is SOP.
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I would add one thing though.. this situation didn't blow up into a mass casualty situation until well AFTER the SWAT team arrived. Had the cop done his job to begin with, this massacre would have been avoided. I would also add that not one of the police suffered a significant injury. 103 people injured, 50 of them killed. I wouldn't be surprised if over 1000 rounds of ammunition were bouncing off the walls in there, and yet not one significant injury to a cop? I cannot believe that any of the cops put themselves in any great danger. Should a cop put themselves in danger? Well.. YES! That is what they are PAID for. If my job is to clean a restroom or be a plumber, my job would include dealing with human feces. If my job is to fight a war, I have to fight that war and not hide in an underground bunker.
Last year, a cop chased a car with young girls in it at very high speeds. That is mistake #1. They should have kept their distance and waited for other patrol cars to intercept them. Instead, they went chasing them like an episode of "The Dukes Of Hazzard" putting pedestrians and other cards at risk. The 3 girls - perhaps only the one driving was a criminal - wound up driving into a retention pond. The car started to sink. 20 officers surrounded the retention pond and not one of them went in to attempt any rescue.. not even the cops that were hired as trained divers. It was night time, and they were afraid their might be snakes in the retention pond. All 3 girls drowned. The criminal sheriff defended the cops actions (and got re-elected on Nov 8, 2016).
Being a cop is one of the most difficult jobs there is.. and sadly.. there are very few cops who do their job competently. If I call a cop.. I expect Joe Friday and Frank Gannon to show up.. not Barney Fife or the cast of Reno 911.