Monday, July 17, 2006

Police are "left behind" when suicidal woman doesn't exist


This story just boggles my mind.

A standoff between Port Angeles, Washington, police and a reportedly suicidal woman with a knife ended after five hours when police finally figured out no one was home.

At least five officers, including at least one with an assault rifle, surrounded the home. It was only after a State Patrol bomb squad robot was sent into the house that they realized the house was empty.

I'm not laughing at the police, or at the alleged suicidal woman (if she ever existed)... but still, the whole system that causes things like this to happen just makes questions run through my head, like:
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