Talk him down

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Mar 29 00:11:51 UTC 2007

On Mar 28, 2007, at 5:02 PM, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, James A. Landau wrote:
>> Local news this evening reported on a man wanted for rape who was
> clinging to the side of the Commodore Barry Bridge, about 150 feet
> over
> the Delaware River.  According to the newscaster, "police
> negotiators are
> trying to talk him down."
> I have heard that for many years.

so have we all.  but in this case, the police should presumably be
trying to talk the man *up*.  down would be bad.


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