posted on Jan, 11 2018 @ 07:09 PM
a reply to: SlapMonkey
yea I was up for too long and my heavy eyes did not permit me to elaborate. I probably should have said, the presence of a firearm pointed at
uncooperative belligerent would have been more successful. Most
people, but obviously not all tend to become more cooperative with a firearm is
introduced into the equation.
This incident was however completely accidental, as they initially were being courteous and the guy just became an ass. Thats the problem with
European police, a lack of force projection on every unit (ie, the gun) leads to a culture that does not respect law enforcement and routinely refuses
to be cooperative, even worse confrontational.
To be fair, the police were like "wtf, who sprayed this guy with gas afterwards. The guy had an injury, looks like he may have been stabbed from a
previous altercation. They insisted they were going to assist him but he needed to just calm down, which he refused to do. They took him to the ground
to help put out the fire. The incident arose due to a lack of coordination between the officers with them spontaneously deploying different non-lethal
measures to subdue the belligerent at their own digression.
I would bet money though, that if he had a gun pointed at him, he would have just sit down and relaxed. European states need to arm their police with
firearms. It is disrespectful to put them in harms way policing society without a way to defend themselves on site from a lethal threat, which can
come at any moment from the least likely incident. Not to mention it breeds a society that is conditioned to believe it is their right to immediately
challenge LEO's for no reason at all other than to earn cool points.