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  • Maggy Carter
    May 03, 2012 - 11:44

    I know this is serious business and we're not supposed to laugh. But we are after all Newfoundlanders. Chortle as we might, it is simply not possible to ignore the hilarity of this keystone kop buffoonery. Surely before long it will be another surreal episode of Republic of Doyle or at least a good sketch on 22 Minutes. Says one officer "It was now becoming a very dangerous gunfight with him". In fairness, to qualify as a gunfight, I think you need to return fire. No one wants to prejudge the outcome of the trial. That's up to the judge and jury. But having spent $500,000 of our tax dollars closing the barn door after the horse had gone and literally destroying someone's home, you have to question whether all other options were exhausted before spending another half-million or more in court costs. Maybe the whole trial should be televised so that we could recoup our investment from the residuals.

  • Blaine
    May 03, 2012 - 09:59

    Why are we even reading this? This is what this guy lives for, his name in the paper. What a waste of taxpayers money?

  • mary
    May 03, 2012 - 09:17

    The situation should have been handled differently, too many Rambos!! What an embarrasment for the force with all the ??specially trained and in the end Mr. Crockwell was caught by a phone call from ordinary citizens who told the police where he was. It's terrible for a senior citizen to have their home destroyed in this manner and kept out of the home for so long. This is very shameful!!

  • Jeremiah
    May 03, 2012 - 08:40

    This man should not be in court, plain and simple. He needs help. As to the fiasco in Bay Bulls, the police should have handled it differently. Seems like they have been watching too much TV. Certainly there was no need to practically destroy the house especially when Mr. Crockwell was long gone.