Speaking of SWAT. Kudos to the boys in olive drab!
On Saturday Rigoberto Lopez entered an auto shop on the southeast side. Lopez took three hostages at gun point and after police arrived he refused to release them. Lopez fired at SWAT members. SWAT members moved in on Lopez. Lopez is dead and all the hostages were freed and unharmed.
Excellent job to all those involved.
I'll believe it when I see it. During this past week the Mayor announced that Chicago Police officers will carry M4 carbines. Monique Bond, in the Tribune, already pouring some cold water on the Mayor's comments....
"It's very preliminary. It's really under review. It is something being reviewed. As far as all of the logistics, the training component, might be premature to discuss it at this point," Bond said.
I'm not going to hold my breath.
By the way, Fox News32 thought it newsworthy to run an unscientific poll to see how the viewers felt about us being armed with the M4 carbine. On their website they asked if it were right or wrong that we be armed with high power rifles. Well the uniformed opinions flowed in as usual.
This one from Sherrie5870: WRONG!!!
How can having high powered guns for the police stop crime. Its not like the crimes are happening in front of the police because they are not. The people that are committing the crimes are getting away because there is no police presence. If there were police patrolling more often the criminals would be scarce. I moved here to escape the violence from Gary, IN. I feel like right out of the frying pan and into the fire now. I now homeschool my children. I'm now trying to find somewhere safer.
No Shit Sherlock! The purpose for being better armed is not to deter crime but make sure we aren't out gunned you idiot. AK47 Vs. 9mm = dead police
And this pearl of wisdom from Keto: They shot at that cougar 21 times an hit him 3 times,
now they want them to have these weapons ? What A joke.
Get over the cougar asshole!
If you didn't catch the Roe Conn Show with Mr. Weis you can hear it here.
If that were an official police report we could be looking at a couple rule 14 violations. Is it just me or is he slightly delusional?