May 27, 2005
A homicide suspect remained perched on an 18-story construction crane for a third day Friday, holding police at bay and causing a spectacle in the heart of the city’s entertainment district.
A plea from his sister, offers of food and a plan to have him jump onto air bags hadn’t resolved the standoff.
I’m of the same mindset as Neal Boortz on this one. This guy has moved beyond the level of reasonable response. I think it’s time for a sniper. Now, before you call me a crazy, wicked, evil conservative, I’m not saying we should shoot him. I’m just thinking it’s time for a few warning shots to let him know we’re serious. That just might be enough to get him off that crane, whether he takes the fast route over the side, or comes down peacefully. There aren’t any hostages in this case, the area where he’d land has been cleared, so frankly I’m wondering why he’s been allowed up there so long?
And if you get him off that crane alive, I want to see a lawsuit from all the businesses interrupted by the closure of Peachtree Rd, a disturbing the peace (or whatever relevant legal statutes apply) charge, probably a charge for tresspassing, etc. If he manages to beat his murder rap, I think we need to have a backup plan for all the hassle he has caused. It’s about time that people learn there are consequences to wasting the cops’ time just because they want their fifteen minutes of fame.
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