1. Aim at the center of mass
2. Fire until either the threat is neutralized or the firearm stops going bang when you squeeze the thing that makes the bullets come out.
In this case there were 6 officers firing, that comes to about...8 bullets per officer, more or less one magazine? Basically all six fired until the mentally ill person with a knife went down. As they are trained to do. As they were completely within their rights to do. There is NOTHING that says an officer has to risk his or her own life to try and take your knife away from you when you fail to comply with direct verbal orders.
Yes, how dare the police respond to deadly force with deadly force. Ron Paul makes me miss the sane 3rd way candidates like Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader, and Ross Perot.Quote:
This has happened numerous times, and even Ron Paul has spoken about the police and their abuse of authority. Even though our tax dollars go to protecting these madmen AND training them in so-called "non-lethal force" they still insist on shooting at knife wielders.
6 police officers standing there, pointing a firearm at a knifewielding homeless guy does not constitute "deadly force" vs "deadly force", but "firing squad" vs "deadly force".
Here in Belgium our cops carry sidearms and in the above case the attacker would get hit in the knife holding hand OR in the foot, followed by a "Rodney King" type of beating. Afterwich, when he was tenderized, he would be taken to the hospital for treathment.
I can understand if the attacker carried a fireweapon that he would be turned into a Swiss cheese, but not when he is carrying a knife under the above conditions.
Just worth pointing out that the Daily Mail online is a US/UK organisation. There is an office in London but also offices in NY and somewhere in California. Much of the news you find in the Daily Mail on line is geared up to a US audience and the article could well (and probably was) written by a US journalist rather than a Brit.
Original quote definitely isn't true, because everyone in the UK knows the police aren't actually there to fight crime.
The police's job is to catch people doing 72mph on motorways and arrest people who try and stop gypsies setting up camp on their land.
Although I agree with you on most topics, I will agree to disagree here and say that things are different here, not necessarily better, but different.
recent and relevant. On a tablet so pasting text is a pain.