We also got Adama threatening to shoot strikers and their families rather than negotiating with them, after he was so disturbed by Admiral Cain's dictatorial tendencies in season 2.
Woah there. That's totally of the mark.
First of all: He made a threat. Cain didn't. She just killed them.
Second: Adama only did this when the deckhands joined in. Deckhands are soldiers. They don't get
It was a mutiny and Adama had every right to treat it as such.
In the end, he was actually quite lenient seeing how no one suffered any consequences and Tyrol even got facetime with Roslyn.