30 cops search for alleged gunman

30 cops search for alleged gunman

There are 6 comments on the Dailyitem.com story from May 23, 2010, titled 30 cops search for alleged gunman. In it, Dailyitem.com reports that:

Neighbors stood on porches in fear as about 30 police from at least 12 different departments converged on a Sunbury house late Saturday night in response to a report of an argument involving a man with a gun.

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Lewis Bleckner

Mifflinburg, PA

#1 May 23, 2010
30 cops and 12 jurisdictions? My God, you would think the twin towers had moved to Sunbury! It must have been like the world was coming to an end for the poor people on that street! The sirens and commotion actually caused a woman to collapse and then they couldn't get the ambulance to her door because of the absurd number of cop cars that completely blocked the street. And no suspect? Interesting! And why does Mifflinburg P.D. have to drive the 20 miles to Sunbury for this? Boredom maybe, over-staffing in general? If Mifflinburg P.D. can spare cops for that, and still cover Mifflinburg, then maybe there's too many idle cops sitting around waiting for something "big" to happen.
This incident proves that "too many chefs spoil the soup".
We need to appeal to the state to cut back on these cops because they're making things worse and stepping on each others toes, and meanwhile we're paying for it!

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#2 May 23, 2010
You missed Middleburg. And what about Watsontown. They had officers there too.
Lewis Bleckner

Mifflinburg, PA

#3 May 24, 2010
Okay sorry, same applies to them. It's just that I could make a long list of the stupidity that Mifflinburg P.D. has produced over the years---they really take the cake!

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#4 May 24, 2010
You don't have enough room to post all the foul ups the MPD committed over the years.
nunya

Lewisburg, PA

#5 Jul 13, 2010
Lewis Bleckner wrote:
30 cops and 12 jurisdictions? My God, you would think the twin towers had moved to Sunbury! It must have been like the world was coming to an end for the poor people on that street! The sirens and commotion actually caused a woman to collapse and then they couldn't get the ambulance to her door because of the absurd number of cop cars that completely blocked the street. And no suspect? Interesting! And why does Mifflinburg P.D. have to drive the 20 miles to Sunbury for this? Boredom maybe, over-staffing in general? If Mifflinburg P.D. can spare cops for that, and still cover Mifflinburg, then maybe there's too many idle cops sitting around waiting for something "big" to happen.
This incident proves that "too many chefs spoil the soup".
We need to appeal to the state to cut back on these cops because they're making things worse and stepping on each others toes, and meanwhile we're paying for it!
JUST MY OPINION: I am not objectively opposed to the thought of certain municipalities being perhaps, overstaffed and undertrained, it's ridiculous for there to be so many officers (who many probably passed in route to the scene) and yet no gunman?? WOW absurd! In light of that, I do believe that the problem goes a little deeper than the issue at hand. As a resident of this area my entire life, I have noticed a huge change for the worst and Im not so sure that the people in our communities are fully aware of what really takes place on our streets and in our neighborhoods. We have drug dealers who work full time jobs and support their families, people you would never suspect, feeding our men, women, and CHILDREN lethal drugs. We have (increasing daily) drugs, guns, and violence (gangs) moving into our area. If there god forbid ever happens to be a gunman on my street, I hope 30 officers are available to respond. I dont mind supporting that cause at all. You see certain individuals who have moved into this area truly sadly believe they can overtake our local PD which to me is a very scary thought! As for the poor woman who collapsed, Im sorry that she had to witness that and hopefully she never has to witness something like that again! Thanks for posting.
Lewis Bleckner

Mifflinburg, PA

#6 Jul 13, 2010
nunya wrote:
<quoted text>JUST MY OPINION: I am not objectively opposed to the thought of certain municipalities being perhaps, overstaffed and undertrained, it's ridiculous for there to be so many officers (who many probably passed in route to the scene) and yet no gunman?? WOW absurd! In light of that, I do believe that the problem goes a little deeper than the issue at hand. As a resident of this area my entire life, I have noticed a huge change for the worst and Im not so sure that the people in our communities are fully aware of what really takes place on our streets and in our neighborhoods. We have drug dealers who work full time jobs and support their families, people you would never suspect, feeding our men, women, and CHILDREN lethal drugs. We have (increasing daily) drugs, guns, and violence (gangs) moving into our area. If there god forbid ever happens to be a gunman on my street, I hope 30 officers are available to respond. I dont mind supporting that cause at all. You see certain individuals who have moved into this area truly sadly believe they can overtake our local PD which to me is a very scary thought! As for the poor woman who collapsed, Im sorry that she had to witness that and hopefully she never has to witness something like that again! Thanks for posting.
You seem to have a fairly reasonable view point. Because you do acknowledge the possiblility of too many cops being in certain small towns. And yes, our world and our country is changing, especially since 911. We've all become angry and frightened at what happened. And the Patriot Act has allowed tiny towns that once only had a sheriff to stock up on police. But is that really the solution to our feelings? In my opinion it's not because it's expensive and creates an excessive focus by law enforcement on everyday people. With so many cops there for "just in case", they are needing something to do and they begin to nit- pick everyday citizens and/or overreact to crime in general. Mifflinburg is a perfect example of this. Read "Is Mifflinburg a Police State?" in the Mifflinburg Forum.

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