Pat Mulligan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 04:51

I think Behan's failure was judged by the fact that he did not disarm FM but instead allowed him to return to the other's while still armed. This was possibly observed and reported backed to VE. VE then decided that Behan had failed at his objective.
Behan had not only failed but allowed FM to return to the rest while still armed,What message would this send to the other's about disarming ?

No where did VE/Behan agree to let anyone armed return to the Sheriff's office to disarm .

  • Re: Success and failureTom Gaumer, Wed Aug 14 13:02
    Howdy Ben "Virgil asked Behan to go with him to disarm the cowboys." - This scenario of them going together never transpired so it bears no weight on what actually did happen. IT ESTablished a kind... more
    • Tom/Behan — Pat Mulligan, Tue Aug 20 04:51
      • Howdy Pat At the point Behan said he encountered Frank and said he told him to disarm, Behan had walked from Haffords one block to the corner of Fourth and Fremont. That might take three minutes at... more
        • Re: TomPat Mulligan, Fri Aug 23 06:47
          When a Law Officer tells you to disarm you do immediately. Then you are no longer considered a threat. Behan claimed he asked FM to disarm. Frank "demurred'. It was not legal for FM to do so. Nor... more
          • Pat See Steve Gattos post. Virgil decided what to do based on what a vigilante leader told him according to Virgil's own testimony. It had nothing to do with Behan. Thus Virgil is 100% to blame for... more
            • Re: modern police negotiate regularly to avoid violenceWayne Sanderson, Sat Aug 24 22:40
              Iím afraid you may be mischaracterizing the Tombstone Vigilance Committee by painting them with the same brush as the San Francisco vigilantes of the gold rush period. The Vigilance Committee in... more
              • I do not deride the Tombstone vigilantesTom Gaumer, Thu Aug 29 01:03
                Wayne I think much of their impact was just the knowledge they existed and were seen occasionally as on October 26, 1881. They filled the street after the shooting to make sure nothing more happened... more
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