Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bustlin' Bill: Laws Concerning Standoffs Are Too Narrow

[Westbrook Police Chief Bill] Baker said he plans
to write up new language to bring to the Maine Chiefs of Police Association and
eventually to the Legislature in order to be able to charge people like
[Richard] George for creating a standoff out in the open. “It would be my hope
to capture this kind of outdoor standoff where someone with a weapon puts
himself and others at risk and requires negotiations or the use of force to
resolve the situation,” he said.
- John C.L. Morgan

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