posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 08:05 AM
It is always interesting to see the comments of those that have no experience of front-line street Policing in this day and age.
I have commented before about the need to swap from 9mm to .45 ACP for LE use.
Have you ever wondered why even armed cops wear the body armour that they do?
It's because crazy people do crazy things and a knife wielding person who,has lost all control of their senses within 15' -20' is regarded as
potentially a killer to even a cop with a gun, holstered or not, it's called a danger zone for a reason.
Have you ever wondered why cops carry batons, gas sprays and even firearms, it's not all to do with murderous killing of 'innocent' criminals,
there is a fair element of protection of third parties and self preservation involved.
I have a relative in the UK who is a front line street cop now carrying gas spray, baton and Taser along with the obligatory vest of course. Try going
up against a mentally disturbed person with a Samurai sword without the last item, then feel qualified to discuss how the Police should or shouldn't
shoot someone with a knife who is advancing on them. It's not touchy freely politically correct out there, it's borderline anarchy and that thin
blue line as previously stated.
The Tottenham riots that occurred after the shooting of Mark Duggan quickly became total anarchy, houses were being set light with people still in
them there is a famous picture of a woman having to jump for her life from a first or second floor window with the flames licking at her heels.
Accidental shooting of innocent people will occur, it happens and will continue to do so, but what do,you want in the place of what is around the
I make no excuses for criminal,acts by Police whatsoever and the full weight of the Law should be brought to bear on them. When it doesn't that is a
different issue that still requires attention.