Poll: Should the police be able to shoot a fleeing suspect?
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View poll results: Should the police be able to shoot a fleeing suspect?
Yes
11 11%
Yes with some modifications
44 45%
no
42 43%
Voters: 97.
#1
Ok so my father is a police officer in Southern California and last night we were watching an episode of World's Wildest Police Videos. One of the videos was shot in Brazil. A man had been a known drug dealer and he was running from the cops. I was surprised to see the police start firing at the man after he had jumped into a river to escape. Apparently in Brazil the Police are allowed to shoot a fleeing suspect. I was just wondering if you guys would like to see it in your country.
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#3
No. The cops can play catch up. It's good exercise!
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#5
no, because one day i might be fleeing from law enforcement!
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#7
they should be fit enough to chase down a druggie, honestly. the fat ones can use a car or a motorcycle.
#12
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shoot them with rubber bullets.
in the back of the leg.
they're not gonna run after that.


that hurts alot more then those damn bean bags. i had some of those and the bean bag shells and i was drunk at a friends house... guess what we did.

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#14
If they just shot someone and are running away, yes. If they were jaywalking and run, then no. It depends on whether or not they are dangerous to the public and if there is no chance of hitting anybody.

Speaking of which, does anybody remember the scene in Its A Wonderful Life when he's not alive and he starts tweeking out in the middle of the city? The cops come and he runs. Then the cop just starts shooting at him and almost hits some random people. I serious recommend you find this 10 second clip cause its absolutely hilarious.
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#15
No, otherwise I'd be long dead. An no beanbags or rubber bullets, those ****ing hurt. In my country all they carry are coshes and mace, which is bad enough. One of those coshes over the head and a faceful of mace and you're ****ed
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#16
I think that, like a bunch of other people, if they pose a threat, not just some petty thief, then they should shoot.

Again, proper action should be taken given the severity of the situation, i.e. they should act to neutralize the threat at the level the threat will occur on. By that I mean they should shoot to kill if they dude has a gun and has fired (or plans to) fire the weapon, and shoot to disable/prevent further resistancre (a shot to the leg or something) if it's less severe.
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#17
Yes they should, definately. If Jean Charles de Menezes had have stopped when he was told to his stupid-ass would stil be alive today.
#20
Well first if the guy is fleeing and shooting a machine gun into the cops' direction at the same time then yes, but if they are just running then the cops should be able to catch them. Ever taken one of those Beep Test things cops and fire fighters have to take? god it's hard.
#21
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#22
Wow, you ruined a good joke.


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#24
Police don't even carry guns in my country.

However, we do have armed police and they're only called when the suspects are also armed. I don't think they should shoot people who are running away.
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#25
I think if someone is carrying a weapon, and a police officer has good reason to think it will be used, then they should be able to immobilise that person regardless of whether they're directly threatening police at the time. But I'd be talking about an offender who'd, for instance, committed an armed holdup, and is now making a getaway still carrying a loaded gun.

Should the cops be able to shoot that person before they jack someone's car at gunpoint? I believe so. I wouldn't ever want to see a situation where just running from the cops gets you killed though.
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#26
If the suspect poses a threat to the public, then I think the police should be allowed to use some sort of stun gun.
#28
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shoot them with rubber bullets.
in the back of the leg.
they're not gonna run after that.

Shoot them with real bullets, in the back of the leg. They won't run after that either.
I'm confident that police officers who use guns are better trained to shoot cheaper bullets from a gun that is easier to wield. Cut out the middle man and use a real gun.
I'd agree with people shooting fleeing criminals. If you don't willingly stop for the police then you deserve to be shot. I don't mean fatally, legs is very good.
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#30
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Yes they should, definately. If Jean Charles de Menezes had have stopped when he was told to his stupid-ass would stil be alive today.


What a moron that guy was! It was only a short while after the bombings, and he runs from police shouting stop? On to a subway? In a big coat in summer?


#31
Quote by BlackLuster
I'd agree with people shooting fleeing criminals. If you don't willingly stop for the police then you deserve to be shot. I don't mean fatally, legs is very good.


What, so they should be able to shoot someone who runs away after stealing a chocolate bar from a shop?
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#32
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What a moron that guy was! It was only a short while after the bombings, and he runs from police shouting stop? On to a subway? In a big coat in summer?


Actually, no he didn't.

"The firearms officers boarded the train and may have challenged the suspect, though later report indicates he was not challenged. According to Hotel 3, de Menezes then stood up and advanced towards the officers and Hotel 3, at which point Hotel 3 grabbed him, pinned his arms against his torso, and pushed him back into the seat. Although de Menezes was being restrained, his body was straight and not in a natural sitting position. Hotel 3 heard a shot close to his ear, and was dragged away onto the floor of the carriage. He shouted 'Police!' and with hands raised was dragged out of the carriage by one of the armed officers who had boarded the train. Hotel 3 then heard several gunshots while being dragged out. Two officers fired a total of eleven shots according to the number of empty shell casings found on the floor of the train afterwards. De Menezes was shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder at close range, and died at the scene. An eyewitness later said that the eleven shots were fired over a thirty second period, at three second intervals. A separate witness reported hearing five shots, followed at an interval by several more shots. It later emerged that hollow point bullets had been employed and a senior police source said that de Menezes' body had been "unrecognisable." The bullets are illegal in warfare, but are widely used in law enforcement where it may often be necessary to quickly stop an armed assailant."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Charles_de_Menezes#Pursuit_and_shooting

It is totally unnecessary to shoot down a fleeing suspect. Police should be fit enough to give chase, and smart enough to be able to follow them. Too many trigger happy cops for it to wok effectively.
#33
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#34
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Yes they should, definately. If Jean Charles de Menezes had have stopped when he was told to his stupid-ass would stil be alive today.


1)The word is "definitely".
2)Get your fucking facts straight you idiot. He was never told to stop. He boarded a train and sat down normally. Policemen stormed into the carriage, pinned him to the floor and shot him 7 times in the head.

Quote by clapton-floyd
What a moron that guy was! It was only a short while after the bombings, and he runs from police shouting stop? On to a subway? In a big coat in summer?


None of those things are true. He did not have a big coat on, he did not run, he did not jump the barrier, he was not asked to stop. You're a fucking ignorant fool.
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#35
Only if the suspect threatens to kill other people.
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#36
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Police don't even carry guns in my country.

However, we do have armed police and they're only called when the suspects are also armed. I don't think they should shoot people who are running away.

But they DO shoot Brazillians who jump the barrier and don't pay their Tube fare...
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