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Wha, Wha, What! Police in botched raid get medals?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. I don't know about this:

    Did they deserve medals? Not in my opinion.
    I understand the cops were fired on, but they shouldn't have been there in the first place. Maybe it wasn't their fault, but it sure as hell wasn't heroic.
    The guy who came up with this idea is a moron - this is a PR disaster.
  2. Welcome to America, 2008.

    No, we don't live in a police state.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    When did Rudy Guiliani become Police Chief in Minneapolis?

    And why aren't these people suing the City for several hundred gazillion dollars?
  4. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Hmm ... giving a medal to people who fucked up royally ... where did they get that idea?



  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Anyone who can fill a house full of bullet holes and not hit a single person deserves a medal in my book.
  6. Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin Hobbes Member

    The A-Team could do it.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Didn't that happen in the movie/book Catch 22, where a squadron received medals for bombing an open patch of the ocean?
  8. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    I didn't accidentally shoot innocent people today. Do I get a medal?
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know if you give medals anytime a SWAT team enters a building, seems to me you're doing a better job if no one gets off a shot. You'd think there would have been a little more recon before the raid went down, which might have uncovered the bogus info. That said, I'm sure they had no contact with the informant so it wasn't their screw-up. But I do think these teams shouldn't bet their lives and jobs on the word of an informant.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You're doin' a heckuva of a job there, Dolan...
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