Obvioulsly I am not making a comment persay re:- LA cops.. And "cops gone trigger happy" with a question mark, is what I answered to.... 25% un-armed dead in my opinion is wrong full stop. I wasn't looking for a debate,purely making a statement.
How should they be re-trained?
What about capsicum spray, if they establish that these people are un-armed? Or the headlock..
React instantly.. ???
I appreciate that the Head of Police, will always stand by their "man"and I read the link and a couple of things stood out, which made me feel that, regardless of why they were called out, regardless of the knowledge of the areas .. in my "opinion" they weren't threatened in every single situation of those 12 with anything that could "kill" them apart from maybe bare hands.. That appears to be factual. My point was ..... surely they are trained if there is no weapon go out of your way to restrain them, mame them even, shoot their legs, anything other than killing. I see it as instant reaction... He's running for me un-armed shoot him or one was shot twice in the back for running away.
Why should 12 people be killed when they were un-armed?