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Should the cop faced such threats, he should not be acting alone anyway and should always call for backup of special police forces whom are specially trained to handle such clowns.
Originally posted by alexhiggins732
reply to post by mistafaz
Wow... that is the entire topic of discussion of this thread. Hello!!!!
Like so many other people in this thread, you are talking about shooting extremities, but the legislation doesn't say that:
Originally posted by GovtFlu
Cops, in Ca anyway, are trained there is only one reason to use deadly force: to stop...
If shooting results in a fatal wound so be it, but the intent is not to kill or wound.. just stop.
Requiring cops to aim for flailing extremities in a stressful life or death encounter is asking for more shots to be fired as officers cap rounds off center trying to nail a wing or leg.. nailing a suspect center-mass is hard enough.
Section of Assembly Bill A02952
“A police officer or peace officer . . . uses such force with the intent to stop, rather than kill . . . and uses only the minimal amount of force necessary to effect such stop.”
THE CURRENT LAW
Section of state Penal Law S 35.15(2)(a)(ii)
“A person may not use deadly physical force upon another person . . . unless: he or she is . . . a police officer or peace officer or a person assisting a police officer or a peace officer at the latter’s direction.”
In fact, NYPD officers and detectives hit their targets only 17 percent of the time
House Bill 160 is currently bottled up in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This critical reform measure could be considered by the committee sometime next week.
Simply put, HB160 would allow a person to brandish a firearm in response to a forceful threat. State Senator Robert Letourneau (R-19) will be offering an amendment to strengthen the measure.
Originally posted by zerbot565
reply to post by RedCairo
cops are not above the law
they arent even the law
cops dont give out sentences
cops dont have a right to kill
seams many people forget that ,.
every arrest a cop makes is the equalient of a civil arrest, nothing magical
only differance is that an officer has taken an oath and advertizes his/hers position of belief with a badge.
on an other side note if cops are afraid of doing their job in the first place they should switch jobs because it affects their ability to do their job properly.
im not even gonna go into the numerous cases where officers has drawn and shot first only to ask questions later because they where in shock or trauma or powertripping.
ive seen my fare share of people in the force who would have been better of schooling kids at a kindergarden or as a gymteacher at a school.
killing a killer makes you a killer ,
belief that it does not makes you a hypocrit
in other words it makes you no better
then dhamer or kemper or any other
nut job that is locked up for life + 800 years.
besides i do believe that most countries in europe and around the world has that policy and has had it for a long time.
Originally posted by xXxtremelySecure
Cops Furious at "Don't-Kill" Bill
(visit the link for the full news article)
City cops are livid ....
Originally posted by boaby_phet
theirs to many people in america , and probbaly alot of cops who seem to think because someone threatens them with a weapon they have every right to shoot them dead
Originally posted by ahmonrarh
reply to post by xXxtremelySecure
I'm with the officers on this one. If someone has a gun on me, I will not worry about placing rounds anywhere except center mass. DRT is the consequence for a wielding criminal, because at the end of the night, I will go home.
Originally posted by v3_exceed
Most likely it doesn't matter because YOU will still be dead and only the cops word will make any difference at all. Now, if you had lived, then maybe we'd find out you were only jaywalking and the cop took offense to what you were wearing, or how you dressed or maybe just the way you looked at him.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
With training, there is no reason a person cannot incapacitate someone without killing them, at least in most instances. Here in Portland, our police are trained to shoot center mass, or kill shot, in any instance in which they fire. I find this to be over the top, and incompetent.