Friday, December 09, 2005

Yesterday Taser.

Today Firearm. Well, technically it was yesterday, but this Time story has some "issues".

Eyewitness: "I Never Heard the Word "BOMB""

Eyewitness - Hear? Nevermind.

"I don't think they needed to use deadly force with the guy," says John McAlhany, a 44-year-old construction worker from Sebastian, Fla. "He was getting off the plane." McAlhany also maintains that Alpizar never mentioned having a bomb.

Well, Mr. McAlhany what if he had a bomb? We probably wouldn't be hearing your bitching right now would we?

McAlhany described Alpizar as carrying a big backpack and wearing a fanny pack in front. He says it would have been impossible for Alpizar to lie flat on the floor of the plane, as marshals ordered him to do, with the fanny pack on. "You can't get on the ground with a fanny pack," he says. "You have to move it to the side."

So it is a fanny pack huh? The Washing Times says different.

The second-guessing is underway. The federal air marshals at Miami International Airport on Wednesday who killed Rigoberto Alpizar could, it seems to us, reasonably conclude that a man who wears a backpack across his chest, says he has a bomb, ignores orders to drop to the ground, attempts to reach into the bag and appears ready to flee is a definite lethal threat to everyone around him.

"I was on the phone with my brother. Somebody came down the aisle and put a shotgun to the back of my head and said put your hands on the seat in front of you. I got my cell phone karate chopped out of my hand. Then I realized it was an official."

Cellphones are used to detonate bombs. So it was a good call on the officials part.

People. Err.

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