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New laws for Australian police
Shoot terrorists on sight
And don't negotiate
Sorry no link just heard it on me TV.
NSW police trained to shoot terrorists on sight, rather than negotiate
New South Wales Police are being trained to shoot terrorists on sight rather than try to contain them and negotiate, in a change of policy prompted by recent attacks.
Acting Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas said the new approach was needed in the terrorist environment where "you're dealing with someone who is there with a preconceived aim of dying and who wants to kill as many people as they possibly can".
He said in that scenario, it was "far more urgent for police to intervene".
"In situations where people's lives are being threatened as we speak and perhaps being killed even - that would be a terrorist incident - in those cases we certainly would have to look at it differently.
The new approach abandons the “contain and negotiate” policy in place for two decades. Kaldas said “contain and negotiate” will still be used for domestic situations, which can generally be resolved without incident the longer they last, but there was a new urgency required to deal with terrorism incidents. Last month a lone gunman, 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, shot and killed 58-year-old accountant Curtis Cheng, who worked for the police, outside the NSW Police headquarters in Parramatta. The acting commissioner said that in dealing with a “terrorism environment” and extremists with a “preconceived aim of dying and [who] wants to kill as many people as possible” it was “far more urgent for us to intervene”.
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