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  •  ?! what would you prefer? (1+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic

    Perhaps a summons and a polite request that he not kill any more police or civilians before his court date?

    So ya think terrorists might have shrugged off the three dead and 150+ maimed, if the cops would have just played it cool?

    •  At a certain point it's too much (0+ / 0-)

      That's all I'm saying.

      The response can feed into exactly what the terrorists want.

      They want to spread terror, and deploying HUMVs and shutting down an entire city encourages the next terrorists to try this sort of stunt.

      •  the bombing is the terror (1+ / 0-)
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        Onomastic

        the police response -- besides protecting the public and police from a rogue militant with explosives -- demonstrates that attacks will be taken seriously and will be met with substantial resources.  A slack response, allowing the suspect to escape, is the worst case scenario -- and would broadcast that there is vulnerability.

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