smellslikemichigan wrote:Yes i totally feel it was over the top. I think one of the biggest wastes of resources was having 12 officers detain West_Nile. The funniest part about his detainment was that the police themselves said it was a waste of resources. That they could have spent there time elsewhere. Too funny.from the macomb daily article:
Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said Wednesday his department is aware of Saturday's picnic. "We don't believe there are going to be any problems. We feel they certainly have a right to do what they're doing," he said. Still, Warren police plan to monitor it. Dispatchers have been advised about the picnic and how to handle any 911 calls. Dwyer refused to divulge details of an operational order he has issued for officers Saturday. "Hopefully it will be a peaceful picnic," he added.
hehe, no wonder he didn't "divulge details of an operational order". he probably didn't want to be laughed out of town. can you believe the waste of city resources for probably the most peaceful picnic in warren history?
did anyone feel like the 10 laps that cruiser ran in the grass around our group was a passive aggressive threat? dare i say harassment?
several of us witnessed the cruiser whip around the backside of the restroom building awfully close to those kids who were waiting in line to use the facilities. then they tore off across the lawn and left. gotta wonder what that was all about...
edit: i sure wish i could go back and fix the title of this post where i spelled people wrong