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  •  That's horseshit. (2+ / 0-)

    Deadly force is met with deadly force. Go look up the Tueller drill and realize why.

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    by KVoimakas on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 07:01:25 AM PST

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    •  Agree with caveats, like the one I described (1+ / 0-)
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      upthread....the guy was naked with a knife surrounded by multiple cops with pr24s,  tasers,  and less than lethal ammunition options as well as their gun.

      I think that the force needs to be proportionate to the threat and in that one, naked dude was not really any threat....esp compared to all those expended rounds that hit Ghu knows where......

      Now only cop against suddenly aggressive person that can offer a credible threat, that's a reasonable use of deadly force......

      It's such an individual area and so easy to stereotype on both sides of the discussion......there are lots of bad cops and bad shoots....there's also lots of good cops and good shoots.....

      each needs to be looked at in context....

      plus "suicide by cop" seems to be gaining in popularity...at least it seems that way anecdotally...no stats that I know of....

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      by buddabelly on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 01:06:32 PM PST

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