How do police handle violent situations in other industrialized nations?

  • metta

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    Oct 29, 2015 5:12 AM GMT
    30 UK Police vs man armed with machete in the street.

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    Oct 29, 2015 12:25 PM GMT
    Not very well, I don't think (re: Canada).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sammy_Yatim

    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.
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    Oct 29, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    It's not pretty, it's not "nice," but violent people generally understand only one thing: the same force they use against others being used against them.
  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 29, 2015 5:15 PM GMT
    stevee90 saidNot very well, I don't think (re: Canada).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sammy_Yatim

    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.


    No force is "excessive" when someone is wielding a deadly weapon and threatening public safety.
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    Oct 29, 2015 7:49 PM GMT
    That's why here in Texas, this would be sufficient grounds to utilise deadly force against this guy. While I do believe that sometimes, cops do take it overboard, but as an onlooker, shooting this guy to stop him from hurting anyone else would be fully justified.

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    Sean
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    Oct 30, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    That was hilarious! Like the Keystone cops! Attacking a machete wielding crazy man with a garbage can! HILARIOUS! And 30+ cops to boot!

    Hey England. At least give your cops some guns with rubber bullets. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_smile.gif
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    Oct 30, 2015 8:54 AM GMT
    Yeah he would have been tasered, shot, or yanked forcibly from his machete and thrown to the ground by a single white cop.
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    Oct 31, 2015 5:05 AM GMT
    ^ So much more efficient. Don'tcha think?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 31, 2015 5:36 AM GMT
    With all the cop cars there, why didn't they just jump in one and run him down? ... How about net ... a rope .... a fricking brick? icon_mad.gificon_rolleyes.gif