I have to ask, which do you think would do more damage in our community, the fully automatic handgun (machine gun) on the right with a barrel type high capacity magazine capable of firing dozens of rounds per minute or flippant words uttered by a Police Officer?
The weapons above were recovered Saturday night during what should have been a routine contact after an anonymous citizen complaint of suspicious activity on Broad Street. Probably very similar to the type of call Sergeant Stephen Barone responded to not far away from Broad Street on August 9, 2018.
How the officer's responded and dealt with the Saturday night incident could have spelled the difference between life and death, as do many incidents our Police Officer's respond to everyday. The warm and fuzzy approach might not have worked if someone decided to pull out the fully automatic machine gun and opened fire. Luckily the gun runners in the car weren't trigger happy themselves that night.
I am not trying to make light of the Barone situation , but maybe the vocal residents that pushed the envelope in the Barone termination might think a little differently if they had looked down the barrel of a machine gun and then realize what our Officer's face every day