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originally posted by: CJPXS
No offence intended to any Americans here, but why cant Police Officers shoot to wound the assailant rather than kill them outright ? I know about the right to bear arms and that's fine, but a bit of self control might be needed in the US Police Forces i think.
Shooting to kill should ALWAYS be the last resort.....not the first.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
BTW, I hate corrupt cops as much as the next guy. They have no place in a civilized society.
originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: Xtrozero
Yeah I don't understand the stupid people training these "cowboy" tactics. Around 1988, my neighbor flipped his lid and was shooting off his shotgun in the air, raving like a madman. The cops didn't come and kill him in 2 seconds like cops today would have, they talked the guy down for over an hour and got him to surrender. There must either be a huge difference in training, or they are just letting way more idiots on the force. Maybe a combo of the two. All I know, is cops are now cowards, when they used to be not only tough as nails, but had brains and used them to boot.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
We saw this with the guy at Wal-Mart that picked up an Air Soft gun IN THE STORE and stood in one spot with it talking on his phone the whole time. Cops came in, he barely flinched and died within a couple of seconds.
originally posted by: Grovit
yeah, he stood in one spot the whole time
after he walked around the damn store
Three experts in police procedures find fault with the Cleveland police officers involved in the Nov. 22 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice for pulling their cruiser so close to someone whom they believed was armed.
The experts, contacted Tuesday by Northeast Ohio Media Group, each concluded from viewing surveillance video of the shooting that the officers should have maintained a greater distance between their cruiser and Tamir.
"The tactics were very poor," said David Thomas, senior research fellow for the Police Foundation. "If the driver would have stopped a distance away so that the primary officer wasn't right there to get involved in shooting, it may have played out differently."
Experts also expressed concern about whether Loehmann followed protocol for verbally commanding Tamir to drop his weapon.
Police said at a press conference that Loehmann called out for Tamir three times to drop his gun before he opened fire. However, the video shows Loehmann firing his gun within seconds of coming into contact with Tamir, and Williams said it looks like no verbal commands were given.