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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    no! the amount of force used should be up to the discretion of the officer
    I love how you explained the flaw in J-rage's logic and his total misunderstanding of the SOP, but he thanks you anyway...

    That's classic.

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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    How about you spending one week studying the definition of "civility", Goshin. Then spend another week thinking of what I wrote..... For my entire life(70 years) this business of kill or be killed has been going on....where has it gotten us??
    Bigger, more lethal weapons and flack jackets?
    More body bags?
    Walls between nations?
    What a waste!
    I think we are intelligent beings, there must be a better solution.
    Or, have we come to the limit of our intelligence and we must now revert to being animals?
    BTW, my poll response was "other".
    You say that as if the police arent CONSTANTLY looking for better non-lethal solutions. However...the reality is SOMETIMES the other person isnt committed to civility and there IS only one response.

    I dont see anyone advocating shooting people for jaywalking. I dont see anyone suggesting police should kill more often. The thread is simply If police NEED to shoot should they be REQUIRED to wound instead of kill...and anyone with ANY experience with firearms or combat knows how absolutely foolish that is.

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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Whoever came up with this idea should be shot.
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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Whoever came up with this idea should be shot.
    Agreed, but whoever's shooting them can only shoot to wound.
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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Agreed, but whoever's shooting them can only shoot to wound.
    Then they should aim for the person's head, since there's nothing important up there.
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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT
    requiring an office to wound in a life threatening situation will only lead to the following

    slower response/reaction time
    hindrance of enforcing law and order
    more law enforcement and victim deaths
    more and braver criminals
    more disorder
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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    For my entire life(70 years) this business of kill or be killed has been going on....where has it gotten us??
    We are alive, are we not? Look at the works of our civilization, and the great civilizations that have preceded ours, before you lament that our ways have given us nothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I think we are intelligent beings, there must be a better solution.
    Or, have we come to the limit of our intelligence and we must now revert to being animals?
    BTW, my poll response was "other".
    Our violence, both our capacity for it and our inclination to it, has always been a part of us and to claim now that it makes us little more than the lesser animals whom we exercise our dominion over is to deny human history and human nature. It is to deny part of our humanity and part of what has made us great over the ten millennia of our history.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    However...the reality is SOMETIMES the other person isnt committed to civility and there IS only one response.
    People seem to forget that civility only has value among those who share the same commitment to upholding it.
    Last edited by Korimyr the Rat; 06-02-10 at 08:21 PM.

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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    This is one of the stupidest ideas, ever.

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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You say that as if the police arent CONSTANTLY looking for better non-lethal solutions. However...the reality is SOMETIMES the other person isnt committed to civility and there IS only one response.

    I dont see anyone advocating shooting people for jaywalking. I dont see anyone suggesting police should kill more often. The thread is simply If police NEED to shoot should they be REQUIRED to wound instead of kill...and anyone with ANY experience with firearms or combat knows how absolutely foolish that is.
    As far as the specific case in this debate goes; the policeman should do what is most effective..be that kill or wound; I agree, of course, that to require that the police be required to wound rather than kill is absurd..
    I favor what England has done, but this may not be effective over here.
    As I say, first we must advance to the 20th century....

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    Re: Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    We are alive, are we not? Look at the works of our civilization, and the great civilizations that have preceded ours, before you lament that our ways have given us nothing.
    Yes, we are alive; Am I seeking to be more than alive?
    And, during my lifetime, 100,000,000 or so people are not alive. These people, if not for their position, would beg to differ.....And the criminal or the criminal to be, if there was more civility and respect on our end, would this help?



    Our violence, both our capacity for it and our inclination to it, has always been a part of us and to claim now that it makes us little more than the lesser animals whom we exercise our dominion over is to deny human history and human nature. It is to deny part of our humanity and part of what has made us great over the ten millennia of our history.



    People seem to forget that civility only has value among those who share the same commitment to upholding it.
    Anyway, even as I differ with you, Korimyr, a thank you.
    This site needs some tweaking, I think the old one was fine as is.

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