In most town, fire fighters and police daily risk their lives to protect others. But in Alameda, not so much. Seriously, WTF is up with this? “The police said that they didn’t know if the man was dangerous and therefore couldn’t risk the safety of officers.”
The police aren’t supposed to deal with potentially dangerous people? If that’s the case, why pay for a police department at all? There are plenty of us willing to NOT deal with dangerous people for free.
And the Alameda Fire Department really isn’t trained to rescue people in San Francisco Bay? That sounds a little hard to believe. It’s even harder to believe they couldn’t call somebody who is trained in the hour they were just standing by watching. Shouldn’t somebody at the Alameda FD have a phone number for the Coast Guard?