The Police in the article make a good job of justifying why they had too shoot this kid - BUT the bit ive never got is why they have to shoot them dead, why not the leg or shoulder ??!!
Three cops fired on this knife wielding teenager at once.
Why not a stun gun or hell even throw a fishing net over him.(or something)
I think the shoot to kill policy is wrong and needs changing, the option of the death penalty should be given to our judges not out police officers ESPECIALLY considering the technolgy we have today.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=695956Police have shot dead a 15-year-old boy who they say threatened them with two knives following a brief standoff in a skate park in Melbourne's inner north.
Police said they fired warning shots and used two hits of capsicum spray to subdue the boy, with no apparent effect