I think it’s amazing and to their lasting credit that the Binghamton Police Department was on the scene of todays shooting less than three minutes after the first 911 call came in. Binghamton is not a small town and a response time like that tells me their police force is a wel trained, well equipped, and well disciplined unit.
So when I was watching CNN just now, watching Wolf Blitzer recap this afternoon’s press conference, I heard him say something to the effect of (and I’m paraphrasing here) “Can we second guess how fast they got there? Did the police get there too soon? Did the situation escalate because of the large police response?”
No, Wolf, you cannot second guess. The police did nothing to escalate the situation and acted in the best interests of the victims and the people of Binghamton.
Suggesting otherwise makes you look like an asshole.