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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:05 PM

Yup, they are very careful with the Alabama hostage

situation. MSNBC just had little coverage. Yup, all are concerned for the kid.

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Reply Yup, they are very careful with the Alabama hostage (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 OP
sasha031 Feb 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #2
mainer Feb 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #5
mzteris Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #7
mzteris Feb 2013 #11
nick of time Feb 2013 #6
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #8
bluedigger Feb 2013 #9
bigwillq Feb 2013 #10
FarCenter Feb 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #13
Sen. Walter Sobchak Feb 2013 #14

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:11 PM

1. we are all hoping this poor child is released.

it's going on 5 days now.... truly a terrifying sad situation.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:24 PM

2. If they do it, will take a while.

The gentleman in question has supplies.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:27 PM

3. Hostage taker has tv and media access

This could explain minimal coverage. Hostage negotiators are doing it right. Take your time and wait it out lessens chance of violent end.

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:30 PM

5. I know. Several of us have tried to explain this

To other DU'ers.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:28 PM

4. maybe the guy has a tv

and they don't want him to get the airtime or the info??

Could be.

"FBI officials have declined to comment, referring calls to local authorities who have been extremely tight-lipped, providing few official updates on the situation."

ah - here it is...

He offered no further comment but one law enforcement source, explaining perhaps why so little information is being shared with reporters, told Reuters that Dykes has access to television news inside his bunker.

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Response to mzteris (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:30 PM

7. Yup, some of us have tried to explain this

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:50 PM

11. oh. sorry.

Thought you were being sarcastically critical.

If you read my posts from today elsewhere on DU - you'll know why. I have teenagers. That should explain it all. lol

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:30 PM

6. Sounds like they are handling

 

it correctly. Hope this ends soon in the positive, this poor child is going to need psychological help when this is all over.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:31 PM

8. Day 6, you'd think this guy has to sleep sometime....

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:45 PM

9. And then what, send in the ninjas?

Thermal imagery is probably the best possible intelligence they can have on what is going on in the bunker. That isn't going to help much to determine his state of awareness in such cramped circumstances. The best odds for a peaceful resolution remain in continued negotiation and hoping for surrender barring any change in the situation. I think those odds would decline rapidly if the authorities attempted to force the outcome.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:49 PM

10. To me it's not a national news story

Most stories aren't, they get turned into a national story for whatever reason.
I hope the kid is ok, but there's no need for it to be on the news 24/7. There's really no need for any story to be on every channel all the time.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:42 PM

12. If they get a clean head shot, they should take it.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:43 PM

13. They don't. He's inside a well fortified position.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:16 PM

14. If we aren't going to put psychos in mental institutions, at least deprive them of notoriety

when society lets them kill innocent people.

Too bad for the kid, but let this guy be forgotten.

Lots of psychos would trade a trip to the electric chair for years of notoriety.

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