Can you say, "Overkill?" In regard to the police response to an attempted bank robbery in Pasco as reported in the May 8 Herald -- really?
Dozens of Pasco police officers, an apparently good-sized Benton-Franklin SWAT team, two armored vehicles, at least one police sniper on a roof, police dogs, a Richland bomb squad robot to inspect a backpack, the setting off of explosive diversionary devices and a lock-out of surrounding facilities, all to apprehend a heavy-set man with a fake beard who got away -- with nothing -- and who "indicated" he had a gun?
And the people meekly watched this "lock-out" -- or what appeared to me to be an early stage of conditioning us for martial law?
I strongly support our local police, but with federal money and influence involved, our local officials are affected. People, your liberty is at risk here. Please wake up!
Never miss a local story.