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Alternatives to Bullets | The Marshall Project
RT : "All the non lethal weapons police SHOULD have used (if any) on before shooting her and her son."
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august 2016 by cluebucket
Tamir Rice: The story behind the senseless killing, character assassination, and resulting cover-up
"the police told what appear to be at least five lies about what happened.
1. Police said that Tamir Rice was seated at a table with other people.
2. Police said that as they pulled up, they saw Tamir Rice grab the gun and put it in his waistband.
3. Police said they got out of the car and told Tamir Rice three times to put his hands up but he refused.
4. Police said that Tamir Rice then reached into his waistband and pulled out the gun, and was then shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann.
5. Timothy Loehmann was described as a rookie."
dailykos.com  dailykos  tamir_rice  news  lie  police  crime  death  killing  media  timothy_loehmann  child  gun  racism  anger  911  video  audio  cleveland  ohio  america  chris_hayes 
december 2014 by cluebucket
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths - Max Fisher - The Atlantic
"[E]ven the police did not carry firearms themselves until, in 1946, the American occupation authority ordered them to. Now, Japanese police receive more hours of training than their American counterparts, are forbidden from carrying off-duty, and invest hours in studying martial arts in part because they "are expected to use [firearms] in only the rarest of circumstances," according to Kopel."
theatlantic  2012  article  gun  gun_control  weapon  japan  america  comparison  history  ban  law  police  crime  privacy  peace  max_fisher  firearm  homicide  murder  death 
july 2012 by cluebucket

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