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I think that the UK police should be armed

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I think that the UK police should be armed

neilb@uk
and use deadly force just for people like this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-22887138
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    LOL

    Slayer_
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    So are the cops going to do anything about the false advertisement? lol

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    robo_dev
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    While the normal cops are not armed, they call in Authorized Firearm Officers (AFOs) when they need level-2 support.....

    the AFOs carry all sorts of stuff, mostly H&K MP5s.

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    neilb@uk
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    Except we spell it "Authorised" and used to call them the "The Sweeney".

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    HAL 9000 Moderator
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    Apparently he was armed with a White Cane and was way too dangerous to do anything but disarm and kill.

    Have to wonder what those officers where told to consider a blind guy with a White Cane a perp caring some sort of sword where you have to shoot first and ask questions latter. But it very much points to them being led to believe that they where in such a dangerous situation that they where required to do something like that and completely fail to recognize what is a Universally Understood device used by blind people.

    I suppose on the upside the blind guy never saw it coming. :^0

    Col

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    neilb@uk
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    "never saw it coming" - be ashamed!

    Actually, the police who did it were just your basic Plod and all they did was taser him.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator
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    But then again it was one of Rupert's newspapers that it was reported in so anything is possible. :^0

    I just found it funny that a Blind Guy with a White cane would be considered as some kind of threat. Like what was he going to do walk into you without seeing you?

    However I should point out that using a Taser on that guy is so much worse, the Plod in question must have been really close to him before deploying the Taser and still couldn't tell the difference between a White Cane and a Sword. [/shakes head and walks away]

    Now I have to wonder what the Plod saw coming I would hazard a guess Not Much.

    Col

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    aidemzo_adanac
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    RCMP tasered a guy at Van airport a few years back, a visitor from Polcand who they claim was not responding to questioning, though video shows otherwise. He was clearly aggravated and the language barrier has since been proven where he was frustrated and unsure of what was going on. He'd been in the airport for hours and was permitted to enter Canada, then he was confused and stuck in airport purgatory trying to figure out how to proceed. He was too threatening with his tea table though!
    He died on the spot and the piggers are all in court now, spewing more lies about why they lied to begin with. Defending perjury accusations because they all lied about what happened, which was proven on video, and all their lies were exactly the same.

    4 RCMP with hand to hand combat training and years of service training found him threatening, and even when tasered all four pile don top of him making it impossible for him to recover from the multiple tasers.

    When they realized they had killed him, they didn't make the efforts to revive him either.

    Top top it all off, an off duty RCMP officer had a collision with a motorcycle and killed the rider. The RCMP member was later found to be drinking and driving. He was one of the four cops in the following video. So technically he's go TWO murders on his hands now.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYEBd-Mpus

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    aidemzo_adanac
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    Listen up when you are being schooled, ungrateful baystard!

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    dogknees
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    From the point of view of the cops, it's quite possible for someone to pretend to be blind, or lame, or ....

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    HAL 9000 Moderator
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    That a White Cane is a Sword that is going to be used to attack you.

    I was thinking at a distance that is possible but to be close enough to use a Taser it would be very hard to make a mistake like that.

    Col