Fifteen or twenty years ago (the days are hastening by) there was a case in Philadelphia where the police went after some bad guys in a townhouse. The bad guys, whoever they were, had practically fortified the house. It ended up with almost the whole block being burned down. The citizens did not complain!
If you are talking about the 1985 Philly police confrontation with MOVE, lots of people did complain including the mayor. The fact was that the people in the house were a total bunch of nut jobs living in filth and waste. The neighbors had been complaining for years about the crazies and practically begging the police to do something about it. To top it off they then killed a cop.
The police responded by dropping a bomb from a helicopter after a lengthy stand off. I don't see how that applies here at all.