Saturday, February 14, 2009

When Seconds Count II

The police being even ONE MINUTE away can be too long.

Courtesy of a comment by W. Richards on Wasted Electrons, we have a timeline for the Lane Bryant massacre on February 2, 2008. From the Southtown Star article:
"Feb. 10 - Police reveal a Tinley Park police officer came within seconds of catching the shooter. The officer was stopped in the parking lot of an adjacent Super Target, about 200 yards from the Lane Bryant store when five women were killed and a sixth was left for dead, authorities say. Unaware of the nearby carnage, he was dispatched to Lane Bryant about one minute after store manager Rhoda McFarland dialed 911, sparking the killing spree. He arrived at the store within a minute of being dispatched, but the gunman was gone."
Pay attention, nanny-staters, gun-haters, and all other idiots who feel that citizens should not be able to defend themselves with firearms. Police were on site in ONE MINUTE, but the carnage was already over and the criminal was already long gone.

Oh yeah, and a year later police still don't know who the murderer is, no arrest has been made, and a violent criminal who killed five unarmed women in cold blood in order to steal $200 is still running around loose.

Better hope he's not hanging out in your neighborhood.

3 comments:

hsoiblog said...

I've had my own "simple experiment" to offer to the anti's regarding this very thing:

http://hsoiblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/a-simple-experiment/

jimbob86 said...

GAAAAAHHHHH:

The officer was stopped in the parking lot of an adjacent Super Target, about 200 yards from the Lane Bryant store when five women were killed and a sixth was left for dead, authorities say. Unaware of the nearby carnage, he was dispatched to Lane Bryant about one minute after store manager Rhoda McFarland dialed 911, sparking the killing spree. He arrived at the store within a minute of being dispatched, but the gunman was gone."


60 seconds to cover 200 yards? Even on foot in full gear, that is not breaking into a trot! What? He had to finish his donut? How 'bout a sense of urgency? Oh, I forgot: the hired man does not have that........ if you want something done right......

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

jimbob:

Keep in mind that many dispatch systems don't keep track of times to the second. He may have been dispatched at (for instance) 10:55:59 and arrived at 10:56:01, and it would show as a one minute response time.

That's even more likely if they got his times by listening to the tapes, and not off the printed record.