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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:29 PM
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40. Probably less than 4% ever fire their weapon in the line of duty.
Of the officers that do, 99% of the time they are well within their legal guidelines to use deadly force. Again when they aren't they are usually There are links here once a week wanting Tasers removed from service. That is an effective relatively safe way to deal with individuals who are violently non-compliant. The police shouldn't have to convince the family and friends of the victim there was no other choice, that is just silly. They should have to convince internal affairs, shooting review panel, etc. and if need be a grand jury or a jury of their peers. By the way very few police, fire or any emergency service workers get to draw very much of those pensions, to many of the die of stress related illnesses.

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