Tom Gaumer
But did Virgil act competently?
Tue May 02, 3:38


He rushed down to the scene for no good reason.

Behan was still trying and had not yet failed.

Look at the long list of consequences to satisfy Virgils impatience or eagerness to fight.

the Earps had the authority to go down there, disrupt Behans effort and :enforce the law but Virgil lacked the intelligence and judgment to let Behan fail or succeed before he acted.

The costs of his bungling were tremendous to his family before the Earps were driven out of Arizona.
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  • Behanbfrey, Mon May 01 19:36
    I would like to know what Behan enforced in Tombstone ever? Other than collecting taxes and such he was not enforcing local law? Did he not lie that he had disarmed them? Wasn't it overheard that Behan... more
    • But did Virgil act competently? — Tom Gaumer, Tue May 02 3:38