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10-19-2011, 07:58 AM
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But yeah people are criticizing the situation but when the police showed up they had no idea what was up and saw animals hovered around Thompson's body. Their instinct was to shoot and save the man, only to find out he took his own life beforehand.

It's a rough situation, and the police did what they had to do. If they avoid killing the animals, like some suggested on my Facebook, then you have issues where animals could have killed or injured someone...
I haven't read all about it yet, but, as I understand it, we're not talking about kitties and puppies, here, right? It's not like they could call up Marlin Perkins to come down the street and organize an instant roundup. Local cops had to do the best they could with what they had. Unless there's more to come out (like the cops called their friends to come out and shoot a wildibeast for fun), they did what they thought they had to do to protect their citizens. Unlike when I was in college, I no longer think the police are always wrong.

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