Oct 29, 2015 5:12 AM GMT
30 UK Police vs man armed with machete in the street.
stevee90 saidNot very well, I don't think (re: Canada).
Not to say that I do blame the police officers for using what may seem like excessive force to take down the armed person, especially if the person is wielding a dangerous weapon and is not complying with the orders.
I think people often don't give enough importance to the fact that these officers are equally human and should be entitled to equal rights when it comes to self defense (I.e. use of all force necessary when threat against his or her life is perceivable). Their duty to uphold the law should not undermine their rights to protect themselves against potential threat.