posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 04:48 PM
Here is a scenario that played out a couple of weeks ago in a park near my house. Im curious to know your opinion on it.
At about noon on a weekday, someone called 911 to report a shirtless man bransishing a large knife at a major intersection. Police arrived on scene
and found the man in a nearby park. 3 cops surrounded him and told him to put the knife down. He lunged at one of the cops. All 3 of the cops
pulled their guns and shot at the guy. One hit him in the chest, one missed, and one hit a tree and deflected into his partner.
Soudns straightforward enough. But afterwards I heard calls of police brutality. People were arguing that the cops used excessive force by shooting.
Granted this is canada, and if a cop even touches his gun its 30 pages of paperwork, but Im curious to know everyones reaction to this.
BTW, the guy with the knife is black, the cops are white.
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but it seemed the closest.
Found a link : www.theglobeandmail.com...
[edit on 30-6-2004 by PB]