Was Mixon a Threat to Anyone But Cops?

Anonymous police sources are now telling the Trib and the Chron that Oakland police brass decided to send the SWAT team after Lovelle Mixon on Saturday because they viewed him as a threat to the people in the apartment building where he was hiding out. It was just too much of a risk, they said, to barricade the area and wait out the cop killer. But was Mixon really a threat to anyone other than cops? After all, it wasn’t as if he had gone on a rampage, shooting up the streets of East Oakland. On the contrary, he seemed intent on gunning down police, and no one else.

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