Saturday, January 7, 2012
Baltimore Officers Attacked
Cedar's Take: Baltimore Officers have their hands full, a big mouthy crowd, a resisting suspect and from their blind side their attacker circling calmly behind them. The attacker's back is to the camera 3 seconds into the video, then he walks away after being confronted only to come back into frame from across the street. It could have ended much worse. I fault the Officers who were more concerned about the idiot with the cell phone camera than the blind side. The time elasped to cuff the suspect doesn't help them either. Situational awareness in this case was not 360 degrees even though there are clearly threats coming from all directions. Of course the fool with the camera didn't offer any heads up either.