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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
Ask any police officer what is the most dangerous situation they are faced with and most will tell you it's the domestic dispute call. Emotions running high, people get totally irrational. That makes them unpredictable. Rational people becoming irrational and unpredictable, committing unimaginable, even to them, acts of violence. And there you have your average run of the mill domestic violence murder.
That's what was going on here. Irrational and unpredicable behavior. Only this time on a small boat a 1000 miles from shore. So who ya gonna call? The CG is the only authority to call in this situation. And, IMO, the CG should have responded more strongly.
The fortunate thing here is that no one was injured or worse. But,again, as any LEO will tell you, that line was very frayed. Easily, this story could have had a very different, and tragic outcome