Certainly a chorus of the ‘Black National Anthem” would be appropriate.
Lift ev’ry voice and sing; “”May we forever stand. True to our God, True to our native land…”
Violent protests erupt outside precinct in support of knifeman Pennsylvania cops shot dead after he charged at officer with a huge blade: Had stabbed four people in past year
And here is Joe Biden on the matter
“Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart,” Biden said, going on to argue that “There’s a lot of different things that can change” in police training. J. Biden, N Y POST, June 2, 2020
DID HE REALLY SAY “AN UNARMED PERSON WITH A KNIFE OR SOMETHING”? (Aw, that’s just good ol’ Joe”)
THEY SHOULDA SENT A SOCIAL WORKER! dlh
The latest Black Lives Matter martyr (age 27), who was shot dead in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday after charging a police officer with a long knife (as shown above on body cam), was charged with four counts of aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing four people in 2019 ((He)..was awaiting trial for stabbing and seriously injuring four other people, including a 16-year-old boy, last year. Daily Mail)
Surely, the question will be asked of the police officer, seeing this as captured by the body cam:”Why didn’t he shoot him in the leg?” Because Joe, you do not operate ion the real world.
Here is why, in part – note these articles are from incidents predating the aforementioned
Experts on Why Police Aren’t Trained to Shoot to Wound
Shooting to injure wouldn’t stop an aggressive subject, experts say. (excerpt)
July 7, 2016, 6:46 PM
Police Shoot to Stop Life-Threatening Behavior
Police are trained to stop dangerous, life-threatening or murderous behavior, Kelly said. This holds true for all police departments across the country, he added.
Anytime a firearm is discharged, it’s considered deadly force, said David Klinger, professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Shooting to injure or maim someone wouldn’t stop an aggressive subject, Klinger said, and officers are trying to stop the threat to their life, or the life of their partner or a citizen.
“Why would we want to injure or maim people?” he said. “It doesn’t stop them.”
Because of the potential risks, it would be “very difficult” to train officers to shoot to wound instead, Kelly said. If someone’s life is in jeopardy, shooting to maim or injure will have little effect on the actions of the individual who is trying to kill, Klinger added.
Additionally, if an officer aims at anything other than the torso area, the odds that he or she will miss increase greatly, Klinger said. But aiming for the chest means that the type of wounds suspects usually sustain are likely to be fatal, he added.
And from the Atlantic Journal Constitution (over a year ago)
Oh, and because most vests are not knife proof — Body Armor News