Friday, May 08, 2009

35 48 51 Hours - updated

Reports are in that the Napier siege may be over.

A traumatic 35 hours for all those involved.

With all the modern technology and weaponry available these days surely there are more effective ways to resolve such issues. Was that a real LAV?

Still going at 48 plus hours.
"The man has not been shot at by police."

The spin starts. A press conference has been called.

Over at 51 hours.

As I said before there has to be a better way than taking this long to rout 1 person holding a city to ransom. Procedures must change after this episode.


KG said...

Looking at the comments in my blog and others, PM there seems to be a serious amount of disquiet at the police handling of this. Especially leaving a shot officer laying out in the open for so long.

PM of NZ said...


Extreme disquiet would be the nicest way I could put it.

As far as I am concerned, all rights the perp may have had were forfeited with the first shot.

I did like your comment about completing form filling.