The question Can I get reimbursed if police shot the window of my car during a standoff? claims that:
Officers were unprofessional and ignored my concerns.
And what were these concerns?
I found the police in a standoff with a suspect with my vehicle right at the center. … SWAT team got called in and it ended with them firing and shattering my rear window with their bullets.
The OP added in a comment:
I forgot to add that I was standing there for 3 hours before any shots were fired, plenty of time to let me move the car
The community rightly found all this to be absurd. But the way they expressed this view seems to be all wrong. I expressed it with this comment:
The police have a job to do. A hard, dangerous job that requires concentration. Yes, dangerous. Just because no shots are being fired yet does not change that. And you were a distraction. Are you seriously suggesting otherwise?
This comment attracted a few upvotes before being deleted. Meanwhile, the following sarcastic comments (with up to 94 upvotes as of this writing) remain:
94 That's weird that they wouldn't let you walk into the middle of a standoff. – bdb484
93 Yes, I guess it's strange that they didn't let you into the middle of a standoff to move the car when the shooting was scheduled for 3 hours later... – Ron Beyer
17 Did you check with the suspect to ask if you could move the car? You only mentioned asking the police. – Azor Ahai -him-
Sorry, but have you not asked this a day or two early? – Bib [the question was posted on 30 March 2022 (UTC), just before April Fools’ Day]
As I understand it, in places like this, where people from diverse cultures all over the world come together, sarcasm is supposed to be discouraged (see update below).
So why was my comment deleted and the others kept? The only explanation I can think of is that my comment implicitly accused the OP of obstructing officers, which is presumably an offence. But J...’s comment explicitly makes this same accusation, and has not been deleted.
In the last few minutes, another comment was added, directly asking the OP to edit out the offending part of the question. But no explanation was given for this request.
Update: An answer has questioned the need to discourage sarcasm. But as I went to add a new comment to the Law SE question being discussed here, a message appeared:
[username] is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct.
I paid a bit more attention to it than I usually do, and found this on the Code of Conduct page:
Be inclusive and respectful. Avoid sarcasm and be careful with jokes — tone is hard to decipher online. … If a situation makes it hard to be friendly, stop participating and move on.
This seems to back up what I said here.