Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Close call

The news story scarcely does the case justice. After reading the investigative reports on the crime this morning, I realize what an incredibly close call we had, and I thank God once again for protecting our police officers. We are indeed fortunate that there are men and women who are willing to risk their lives to protect us from the darkest impulses of humanity.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Glad the officer is ok.

It really is unfortunate, though, that the story was written by a third grader.

Anonymous said...

Well, let's do what the F-team journos didn't do, and see what this fine gentleman did that got him locked up in the first place. Oh, look here, much the same thing! Yes, he was already convicted for being a violent felon. Sentenced to 14-22, he was paroled in just 7.5.

Truth in sentencing? Hardly.

Better to keep him in for 14 minimum, with the possibility of serving an additional 8, or 22 years total, if he didn't live every single day as a model prisoner. I think it's worth the extra taxes to keep loose cannons like this locked away as long as possible.

Steve said...

It is nearly unfathomable to me why authorities would release someone like this. Hopefully, there are reasons beyond total incompetency, apathy, or perhaps even bribery. I suspect a systemic flaw in the system. Recent stories regarding "good time" for prison inmates indicate, to me, that money is the root of the problem. We apparently can't afford to keep people like this in prison, but can we afford to let them out? Would you rather be murdered at random or pay a few extra dollars in taxes? Though I despise the term, I think most will agree it's a no-brainer.

Single Mom said...

In response to Anonymous - most of us "journos" did spell out what he did in the first place that got him locked up.

Here's what KLKN reported at 5, 6 & 10:
Guzman has been convicted of many assaults in the past, including some against police officers. He was sentenced in 2005 for third degree assault on an officer, and an attempted assault on an officer in the first degree.

"Alejandro Guzman is a convicted felon that was just paroled in August of this year," Flood said.

In t-v news, we are limited to how much info. we can put into a story without it becoming a short documentary.

Yes- the bottom line is- thank God the officer is okay- this man clearly has no fear of attacking police officers.

Anonymous said...

I think what Anon 11:02 is saying is maybe the 'journos' SHOULD BE doing small documentaries on the people who do this. It might be the thing that wakes people up and lets them know how many bad people are being released back into the population so something can be done about it. Do some simple research and make a difference instead of just repeating everything at 5, 6, and 10.

Anonymous said...

My stomach turns every time I hear of a Law Enforcement Officer being assaulted or worse. Often, the perpetrators serve little or no time. This bothers me to no end because I believe serious, EXTREME sentencing is necessary for this type of crime but I don't know how to change it. Where can I go and who do I see? Suggestions?

Anonymous said...

The person getting early release should live with the attorney or judge who was able to make that happen.

Anonymous said...

Did that radio really cost $5,000?

Tom Casady said...


No. I don't know where that came from. Probably wasn't anyone on duty who was able to make a more accurate estimate.