Redimus wrote:Why must american cops shoot to kill exactly? I know it wont be a nice experiance for the kid, but if they shot em in the arm, then it would disable the kid's ability to use the gun real or not, wouldnt it? And kids, hardly the best marksmen.
I hate how paranoid and anal the world and it's laws are right now, I really do.
They shoot to kill cause it's more easy for them, and most will get away with no punishment if it is an accident.
Hence why I do NOT put police officers on pedistals like many americans do. *hears gasps of shock* Same with doctors.
Ever since 9-11, there is some mentallity out there that we gotta LOVE and CHERISH our authority figures......not me. Come over here to South East Michigan, the police here act more like the people they are suppossed
to protect us from. And are alot more dangerous. Like the deaf guy that got down by cops who was weilding a rake. They just pumped him full of slugs. In New Orlens, a guy with a knife was gunned down...and he was not even running at the cop, just walking slowly. Could have easily shot him ( or better yet, imoblize him through a more non leathal way ) in the leg or arm, but that would take too much work for the cop it seems.
Same thing with Tazer guns, they are just as dangerous. If a regular person shoots someone in self defence, he gets all the shit thrown at him in court and gets charged with murder, manslaughter, gun crimes and all that. A cop, just cause he has a badge, can get away with it, even accidental killings where the dead person did nothing wrong, you outta see the high speed chases the cops here are infamous for, they cause more injury, deaths and colateral damage than you believe.
A few years ago, a fellow over here wanted to apply for the police force, but was rejected. Why? Cause he scored too high
of a test score. That's right, he was turned down cause he was too smart......to think, a police officer that might actually think
rather than be the same old officer Wiggum and Barney Fife. So if you have a juicy brain full of intelligence, you won't be able to do a cop's job it seems.