Cops and Robbers
Kudos to the NAPD for their quick apprehension of the perp from Friday's failed bank robbery at Hoosac Bank. Such crimes always carry the risk of going horribly wrong with people being injured or killed. Thank goodness that the swift response from police ended the situation before it ever had the potential to get out of hand.
Ultimately this type of action is what we pay them for. Sure, they issue tickets and tell people to turn down their radios, but it is the rare instance that they have to draw their guns and put themselves in harm's way that we remember why they are there.
All that said, I have been troubled by the public comments linked on both The Transcript's
stories. I don't understand the vitriol. Are there really that many folks who have had such negative experiences with the local police that they feel the need to smear them in the comments of a story about their heroic actions? Disturbing.