|12-16-2008, 04:03 PM||#1|
trying hard to be a better person
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Recently, a 15 year old boy was shot dead by police in Athens leading to massive riots which have been going on for a week now.
Recently, a 15 year old boy was shot dead by police in Australia leading to a discussion about tazers...and no riots.
Does that mean Australians care less about their children than Greeks do?
Personally I was shocked to learn that police have no mandate to shoot to disable, only to shoot for the body/torso. I assume this is because they're not given enough training on how to aim their weapons well.
Perhaps more training with a lethal weapon might be in order...along with tazers.
btw, the boy in Australia did not have a gun, only a couple of knives.
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