shooting, not accidental.
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How and Gods name can anyone live in that hell hole?
Get the heaven out of there!
They were DEFENDING the police because the unarmed victim continued to run at the police after being tazed.
While in the Navy, I served as Shore Patrol twice a week when in port in the Med. We patrolled the roughest areas in some very large cities, armed only with nightsticks and NO training on how to use use.
I can excuse an armed citizen from accidentally shooting an unarmed assailant, as the average armed citizen simply lacks both the training and experience to recognize and neutralize a legitimate threat. However, there is NO excuse for trained police officers to do so, particularly when they also injure or endanger innocent bistanders.
My comment at that MSM was thus: "Perhaps Mayor Bloomberg should disarm the NYPD, because the police are clearly a greater threat to citizens than smoking or fast food."
Predictions in due Time...
"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul
Shouldn't NY cops at least be using "rubber bullets" in such a densely populated area? Who's the danger to the public now?
Don't think I've ever heard of any department mandate
"rubber bullets" for their "carry ammo" for their lackeys' sidearms.
That's the same myth in line with "rack the slide/pump the shotgun to scare the burglar away" or "fire warning shots" or "shoot him in the leg or something."
No such thing, among anyone who's ever trained at/with any reputable tactical schools/instructors, be they LE or citizen.
"Center mass, every time," is how and what they're taught.
Some cops (in their dept.-issued police cruisers) carry 'less than lethal' loads for their shotguns either on their side saddle or a wholly different 'orange' shotgun. But now, as you might have guessed, the Tasers are their goto 'compliance' weapon of choice.
Plus, many 'modern' departments teach cadets to "shoot to a slide-lock, then reload."
There's a reason why you hear/read more and more about 20+ rounds being discharged by a single cop, per incident: most modern DUTY sidearms (not competition customs) can carry 13rds minimum in .40S&W, to 15~17rds average in 9mm. So, after the 1 in the chamber plus the first mag has been emptied + half to full discharge from the second magazine reload, will yield those numbers, now commonly observed in the news.
Many departments use and teach the euphemism of "shoot to stop the threat," but in actuality: it's "shoot to kill and empty your mag then reload; dead suspects can't sue," has unfortunately become the de facto 'unspoken' motto among many cops and especially SWAT DeltaForce-wannabe 'operators' that I've met personally at tac. schools and ranges.
And so goes the 'arms race' between employers and employees continues...
P.S. "Who's the danger to the public now?" that was a rhetorically sarcastic statement, right? lol.
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