Note: Report to police is 3x's per week
Last edited by threesummers; 23-02-2016 at 05:02 PM.
It doesn't surprise me much that police in the USA take a position that warning shots are never justified...
I read on Americans Against the Tea Party | Because Fox News Lies that German police fired only 85 bullets in 2011five less than Los Angeles police fired in April of 2012. More than half, 49, were warning shots not fired at suspects, and the remaining 36 resulted in just 15 injuries and six fatalities.
Between 2009-2010, the British Metropolitan Police, the countrys largest police force, fired just six shotsthe exact number of bullets found in Michael Browns body alonewith only two fatalities.
Dutch police shot Mohamad Bouyeri in the leg...when criticized, the police officer said, "I am an excellent shot, why should I kill him?"...
Generally speaking....10 minutes worth of Googling threw up a lot of American stuff about not firing warning shots...sorry, I can think of many scenarios where a warning shot would be justified...How about this....you're in the middle of a deserted rugby pitch and a guy is running towards you with a sword...you have bad knee...he's a hundred yards from you...
Further, I'd be interested in the statistical risk...you're in Mong Kok and you fir two shots into the air...what is the risk of injury and how serious is that injury likely to be...what is the risk of killing someone? I bet both are statistically insignificant....People get hurt in high speed pursuits, people get injured while being arrested, people die in custody...
The argument that the USA has more 'experience' with guns isn't very convincing....it doesn't seem to be working out very well for them.....just my gut feeling, but I bet a great deal of the thousands of shots fired by cops in the states could have been warning shots and a great deal many less people would have wound up dead...
cant compare the HK police with other democratic countries, now the HK police is no more politically neutral, she had to carry out political mission
LAPD fired 100 shots at the WRONG vehicle, only 2 shots hit (thankfully)
Tens of millions of dollars laundered for drug cartels by Florida Police
Alternatively, let's see how the police of Ferguson handled the riots compared to HKPF.
Yea, I think we should leave the US police out of this.
Last edited by threesummers; 25-02-2016 at 11:28 AM.