Upon learning that Arkansas SWAT had killed one of the oldest citizens in the USA, one might wonder how long the standoff lasted - only 3 hours from the emergency 9-1-1 call to the bloody finish, according to NPR's report, an excerpt of which is below:
PINE BLUFF, AR (Sunday, September 8, 2013)—Isadore was pronounced dead just before 7:30 p.m. — about three hours after the incident began, according to the The Pine Bluff Commercial newspaper. No police officers were injured. Police say their investigation is continuing.
Another standoff happened in Texas two days later. It lasted nine hours. The perpetrator (whose name was withheld, probably because he is a Caucasian) was arrested, unlike Isadore, who died in a hail of 30 or more bullets. The Texan had actually shot a policeman in his head, whereas Isadore had hurt no one, had no hostages, and nobody was in immediate danger. If Isadore had been given nine hours, he would undoubtedly have fallen asleep or died of old age. See the excerpt from KWTX.com below:
SAN ANTONIO (September 9, 2013)—A standoff that started Monday morning at a motel in downtown San Antonio after a police officer was shot while responding to a family disturbance dragged on for nine hours before it ended late Monday afternoon. The man suspected of shooting the officer was barricaded in a first-floor room of the two-story motel, but was taken into custody at around 5 p.m. Monday.
A third police standoff is currently underway in Madison, Wisconsin, which has lasted for nearly three hours so far. If the perpetrator is a black man, his time should be up soon. An excerpt from NBC15.com is below:
Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 6:43 p.m. Madison Police are in the 400 block of Berwyn Drive trying to take a subject into custody. Parts of the area are blocked off. NBC15's Phil Levin is at the scene of this police standoff and police tell him they took a family member out of the home about around 4:00 p.m. Police say man in 50's is suspected to be alone inside still. The incident started around 2:30 p.m. when a 9-1-1 call came in from the man's concerned family.
The radio broadcast for Monday, September 9, 2013, for Real Talk with the Number 1 Doctors, hosted by Dr. Floyd Harris and Dr. Jean Kennedy, was dedicated to Mr. Monroe Isadore and other police victims who suffered from age-onset dementia, schizophrenia, and other mental illness. It is at the link below
Repeat of Paragraph 1: Upon learning that Arkansas SWAT had killed one of the oldest citizens in the USA, one might wonder how long the standoff lasted - only 3 hours from the emergency 9-1-1 call to the bloody finish, according to NPR's report, an excerpt of which is below:
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