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    Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Just saw this on CNN...

    Deadly flooding keeps Iowans from homes - CNN.com


    An officer warns a resident to back off at a checkpoint in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo)



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Well, it looks like the guy is trying to force his suburban through the checkpoint. If I'm wrong, feel free to berate.

    But if that is the case, can you blame the officer? He's just trying to protect himself at that point


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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    A person is smart, people are dumb. I hate to see this stuff. When tragedy strikes, you get looters, mobs, etc.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    I heard on the TV that some residents were planning to storm the checkpoints to get to their houses. Anybody else here that or know of anything happening?



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    I believe I see the faint appearance of a 'stach on that guy too. He is definitely auditioning for Cops.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I heard on the TV that some residents were planning to storm the checkpoints to get to their houses. Anybody else here that or know of anything happening?
    That is just plain stupid. Police are there to protect. Grab photos or anything that cant be replace and then get the heck out. Everything else is just a thing. Safety is a huge issue in these events. You never know who might be lurking in your house when you return to it.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    I am sure there the people are under a lot of stress and it would suck to be in their shoes. How is the cop suppose to know the true intentions of the person. It will not help things to get upset and rush a checkpoint though. I dont side with cops often but I am sure in these cases they are looking out for what is best for the people.


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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    I heard on the TV that some residents were planning to storm the checkpoints to get to their houses. Anybody else here that or know of anything happening?
    On the outside looking in, it sounds absurd to do that. However, if you put yourself in their shoes and all of your personal belongings were set to be destroyed, wouldn't you feel the same?



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    A city worker (or maybe it was Alliant or MidAmerican worker) fell through an open manhole either earlier today or yesterday in CR. The water's too muddy to walk safely in it.


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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Well, it looks like the guy is trying to force his suburban through the checkpoint. If I'm wrong, feel free to berate.

    But if that is the case, can you blame the office? He's just trying to protect himself at that point
    Can't blame him one bit. It's simply an illustration that things in CR are rather ugly.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    On the outside looking in, it sounds absurd to do that. However, if you put yourself in their shoes and all of your personal belongings were set to be destroyed, wouldn't you feel the same?
    At this point, the damage is already done. Another day or two isn't going to impact any material goods. Safety and health issues have to be the priority.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    That is just plain stupid. Police are there to protect. Grab photos or anything that cant be replace and then get the heck out. Everything else is just a thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    At this point, the damage is already done. Another day or two isn't going to impact any material goods. Safety and health issues have to be the priority.
    I don't disagree with you. However, it's rather easy for those of us that are high-and-dry to say those things.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    They're also saying that they found gas leaks in those areas as well, which is why people aren't allowed back in.


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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Can't blame him one bit. It's simply an illustration that things in CR are rather ugly.
    Exactly. I was a little shocked when I saw that picture on the front page of cnn.com though.



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    Re: Officer pulls gun on CR flood victim

    Quote Originally Posted by CNN
    In addition to the body found Sunday in Grandview, other flood-related deaths include an Iowa State University student struck by lightning in Curlew...
    I didn't hear about this. Has a name been made public?



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