I don't mean to be rude, but I don't understand your response. I can't tell whether you're responding to my entire post, or just the line you've quoted. I'm assuming "Crap." means you disagree with something I've said, but I don't know what part you're disagreeing with. Is it the line you've quoted - that is, do you think that police should never face trial for their use of violence? (Or, do you disbelieve me when I say I don't think you think that? I'd be slightly put out if that were the case.)morriswalters wrote:I'm not going to be polite. Crap. However I am of the mind to fix the problem in a way that works rather than use feelgood solutions that don't. If it were up to me I would remove handguns out of the equation and change the rules of engagement so that you don't chase people who rabbit, without some kind of reason. You can imagine how popular that makes me in some circles. But given that there are around 350 million guns at large in the US it isn't going to happen. Anyway we'll see what the morning brings.Carlington wrote:morriswalters, I don't think you believe that police should never face trial for their use of violence.
As for the latter part of your post, regarding changing the rules of engagement, I agree with you. Remove guns from the equation where they're not necessary, only engage in pursuit when it's safe to do so (or when the weight of necessity is overwhelming). Certainly this can happen, it would just take a rather large shift of opinion.