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Author Topic:   Police Shootings
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Message 233 of 610 (857923)
07-13-2019 11:35 AM
Reply to: Message 232 by Percy
07-13-2019 6:43 AM

Re: Suicide by Cop
Does a canine officer need to carry a gun?.... But if Hanna's gun had been real then the officer might be dead....

Maybe, but:

She had sped past an officer taking his police dog to the vet. He attempted to pull Hanna over, but she purposefully stuck his vehicle, pulled a U-turn to point the wrong way, then came to a stop.

I'm pretty sure if police officers were usually unarmed, then a situation like this would ring some warning bells and there would be a special procedure like "wait forthe SWAT team to get there."

How would a situation like this have been handled in the UK?

'Course in other countries armed civilians might be rare enough that there'd be less concern.

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn’t know what he was talking about. -- Paul Krugman

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