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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Don't go wandering around with a table leg wrapped in a bin bag & you should be ok.
    The trick is, when armed UK police tell you to do something, you do it and argue about your rights afterwards. In fact, as soon as you're the target of armed police, your life is in real danger. It's the way it works. Thank goodness they're not armed all the time. Although other countries with armed police seem to manage not too many egregious killings.
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    IIRC, he didn't argue, he turned around and they shot him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    IIRC, he didn't argue, he turned around and they shot him.
    He didn't do what he was told. "Stop, armed police". He didn't stop. If you do not follow the commands of armed police, you are in extreme risk of being shot dead. It was a tragedy. He'd done nothing wrong and by all accounts he was befuddled by medication. Critically, the police did not know that.

    If there are to be armed police then innocent people will lawfully be shot dead. It isn't a perfect system, but I'm not convinced a perfect system exists.
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    Well that's polishing a turd and no mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Well that's polishing a turd and no mistake.
    Maybe. Do you have a better suggestion for procedures when armed police are deployed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Maybe. Do you have a better suggestion for procedures when armed police are deployed?

    Make sure they aren't yanks?

    A them with bean bags or tazers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post

    bean bags or tazers?
    Don't always work unfortunately.
    I think police need to use lethal force to defend themselves in some infrequent situations. And even then sometimes they get killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    Don't always work unfortunately.
    I think police need to use lethal force to defend themselves in some infrequent situations. And even then sometimes they get killed.

    its a judgement call police however are more likely to be killed by cars than guns in the uk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    The trick is, when armed UK police tell you to do something, you do it and argue about your rights afterwards. In fact, as soon as you're the target of armed police, your life is in real danger. It's the way it works. Thank goodness they're not armed all the time. Although other countries with armed police seem to manage not too many egregious killings.
    What other countries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    What other countries?
    Quite a few it seems

    Police firearm use by country - Wikipedia

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