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Bystander shot, suspect killed in Montreal police shooting

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:14 PM
So what do you all think. Was it a good shooting or should the police have maybe used some other tactic considering this was in a downtown neighborhood. I mean when you want them to use a tazer they choose to go with the gun. There was like 4 cops and all the guy had was a knife. I think they could have taken him down using less extreme force.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:17 PM
i find it ridiculous that they had to use a gun on a knife wielder...haven't you ever heard the saying "never bring a knife to a gun fight"?

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:21 PM
This seems to be common police practice now a days, and everyone is being desensitized to it. Is this not why NATO is bombing Libya?

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:32 PM
A firearm should ALWAYS be the last choice when dealing with a situation, NOT the first. This is becoming all too common in today's society. And we as citizens are allowing them to get away with it by not letting our voices be heard.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:36 PM
The thing I don't get is they shot a bystander across the street. How bad a shot are these people. And if you are that bad a shot then let the other cops shoot.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 05:23 PM
I found it very funny that the media called it a police shootout,
when in fact it was a police shooting.
A shootout involves both parties shooting at each other.
Now you people see the propaganda in the news?
Twisting reality to make cops look like the good guys,
when in fact they're scared little brats who watched Rambo too many times
and pee their pants and shake uncontrollably when aiming at suspects, ending in
serious injury to civilians. I doubt a knife wielding punk would stand a chance against
a barrage of clubs, besides, how would the cops get stabbed, they're wearing KEVLAR vests.
Risk comes with the job, protect and serve was it? If you can't handle the job, don't do it.
And if they HAD to shoot, why not shoot the leg? Because the torso is so easy to hit?
Bad training results in bad police enforcement. I blame the police academy.

edit on 7-6-2011 by Radekus because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 05:42 PM
So who tells the Police academy how to train these people. I agree with you that they could have taken him down easily without getting stabbed or killing him or the bystander.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 09:11 PM
reply to post by pigwithoutawig

Tweaking the curriculum could be a solution, but whose to do the tweaking?
Not popular opinion that's for sure, and definitely not common sense.
So "to serve and protect society" has changed to "collect taxes
and eliminate threats, no matter how minute",
then again, one must wonder, when did police ever
"serve and protect" the public anyways?
They rather protect each other, morality and ethics be damned,
and common sense? Hah! Who needs it anyways?
What matters is that they keep their jobs, no matter how incompetent they are.
Cops breaking the law and abusing people's rights is another story in itself.
Anyways, none of this matters really, because no one can make any difference
what so ever. So rejoice, because our cops ain't mentally damaged like
American cops are. They won't try to taze or shoot you because you asked
why you got pulled over, not yet anyways. Well, unless you're carrying a knife that is...
I still don't understand why they didn't pepper spray the guy from a distance.
Cops have a multitude of non lethal weapons at their disposal, guns should be a last resort.

edit on 7-6-2011 by Radekus because: (no reason given)

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