posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 09:43 AM
So when is a federal law stating that cops cannot fire deadly weapons unless fired upon going to be written and hopefully passed. I know its not there
job to protect, but rather to deter and respond, I seriously think this needs to be done. Q police officer takes their job knowing that everyday they
put their lives in jeopardy, its part of the job, it should be expected that someone may point a gun at them. That weapon is not going to kill you
unless the trigger is pulled, if a cop shoots before being shot at, that cop is a coward who should never have been given the position.
After having the chance to read the article the officer had the cause to fire upon the driver, however my above paragraph still stands. In my home
state, north Carolina, in charlotte a few years back a young woman was shot and killed after pointing a toy gun at an officer. Had the officer waited
until he saw or heard gunfire that woman would still be alive today. As I said, a police officer should go to work everyday understanding the risk
they accept in the line of duty, if you don't want to be shot at, don't join the police force. A civilian is a different story. A civilian does not go
to work everyday expecting violent behavior to be perpetrated against them. A civilian has The right to protect his/herself from any perceived life
threatening danger, a police officers perception should be altered while in the uniform.
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