Should police be required to shoot to wound suspects who threatening their lives?
I say no. They may not have time to aim for a leg,hand,foot or a arm and even if they were expert sharpshooters a such wounds may not stop a suspect. When I think of this proposed bill I am reminded of a OCP commercial on a Robocop movie where they list all the officers "who sacrificed their lives for nonlethal force act.
1 Section 1. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of
2 section 35.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 511 of the laws of
3 2004, is amended to read as follows:
4 (ii) a police officer or peace officer or a person assisting a police
5 officer or a peace officer at the latter's direction, acting pursuant to
6 section 35.30 OF THIS ARTICLE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, HE OR SHE USES SUCH
7 FORCE WITH THE INTENT TO STOP, RATHER THAN KILL, THE PERSON WHO HE OR
8 SHE REASONABLY BELIEVES IS USING UNLAWFUL FORCE, AND USES ONLY THE MINI-
9 MAL AMOUNT OF FORCE NECESSARY TO EFFECT SUCH STOP; or
10 S 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 35.30 of the penal law,
11 as amended by chapter 843 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as
13 (c) Regardless of the particular offense which is the subject of the
14 arrest or attempted escape, the use of deadly physical force is neces-
15 sary to defend the police officer or peace officer or another person
16 from what the officer reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use
17 of deadly physical force; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, HE OR SHE USES SUCH FORCE
18 WITH THE INTENT TO STOP, RATHER THAN KILL, A PERSON FROM ESCAPING OR
19 RESISTING ARREST, AND USES ONLY THE MINIMAL AMOUNT OF FORCE NECESSARY TO
20 EFFECT SUCH STOP.
21 S 3. Section 125.15 of the penal law is amended to read as follows:
22 S 125.15 Manslaughter in the second degree.
23 A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when:
24 1. He OR SHE recklessly causes the death of another person; or
An old poll I created years ago.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/archiv...tml#post246488 (Does this man hate cops and or feels sorry for criminals?)