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originally posted by: Vrill
Tell that to a 12 year old kid that was playing with a toy gun...
It seems US cops are just trigger happy, I can't remember a single incident where somebody here in Germany was shot dead by the police with doubt about the act.
It seems that US Policemen need some education on how to handle their guns and that not everything need deadly force.
Sometimes you can shoot at non lethal body parts first.... but heeeeey...
Lots of deer and people receive fatal wounds and continue to run or fight for 5-10 seconds. Brown had one of these to the right upper chest. All the other shots were misses or flesh wounds.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: tovenar
I wouldn't mind seeing your sources for some of your statements. I assume you're referring to hydrostatic shock, for starters? Or are you referring to the condition of shock itself?
As far as cops being trained to shoot and then give their assailant time to realize they've been shot....uh, what? Couple things immediately spring to mind, such as "double taps" or "fire four rounds, reload, fire four more rounds in 12 seconds or less" and so on.
Finally, I've never heard of a gang-banger who was concerned about ammo conservation. Quite often somebody who is looking to murder somebody is looking to dump as many rounds into that person as possible.