...Look, if ijits are fixin' to kill a cop and then blow up attendees at his funeral, that's a Problem, a Crime; but the kind of bigtime coverage I am seein' over a poorly-baked scheme that was nipped in the bud and is bein' widely condemned even by other camo-clad campers is a bit olber* the top -- unless you've seen The Modern Reporter's Eye Chart:Clears that right up, dunnit?
(Lawnorder take on the whole thing from Sebastian, here. Put me down in the "you do not blow up people who aren't initiating force against you" column. Ya wanna be the good guy? Then you don't get to throw the first punch and you most certainly do not target innocents -- and there is a level on which J. Average LEO, expecting only ordinary crime, misjudgment and malfeasance, is as innocent as a lamb).
* Similar to "over the top" but now with 99% more frothing-at-the-mouthness!
5 weeks ago