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Old 01-14-2005, 09:25 PM   #9
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Re: actual techniques used by police

Dear Forumers,

Check the above link out. During routine enforcement duties by officer from the Internal Trade Ministry, an unarmed pirated VCD seller was shot by the officers when the suspect put up a struggle to resist arrest. N.B. The officers are not even police personnel proper.

What is worse, is that the bullet has penetrated the body of the suspect and hit a nearby innocent bystander. Both victims are in critical condition and fighting for their lives. In defence of his action, the 48 year old officer claim that his team are attacked by baseball bats by the suspects and his horde.

In aikido, most if not all of the techniques can be applied quite effectively against a non-edged weapon. Just a hypothetical question, should the enforcement officers are taught basic arrest and restrainst technique, such blunder may be averted. What do you all think?

IMO, the trigger happy attitude of the enforcement plus the availability of lethal force makes a sickening combination.


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