Armed Police response Teams

slim

War Hero
So the newspapers are up in arms that some villain has been shot dead while in the process of carrying out an armed robbery. What amazes me is that they seem to be more angry about the guy that shot him than the criminal.
Admittedly mistakes were made in the Brazilian case last year. however it was not the officer who pulled the trigger at fault it was his superior officer who authorized the action.
Lets face it the copper is doing a difficult job & I will back him 100%. I would have been annoyed with him if he'd only wounded the guy after all we are all taught to shoot to kill, not shoot to wound.
This criminal seems to have got his just deserts, one more scum bag less to deal with. No doubt we will now get his relatives telling the press that "He was just a lovable rogue really"
 

chieftiff

War Hero
Moderator
AHHHH! come on guys, the poor guy who got killed was only going to the Halifax to get some money out for his little childrens' Christmas presents............ the shotguns were merely for personal protection!!!!!

We should be giving these coppers medals, they are doing the dirty work your average oh so liberal Joe Public doesn't want to do, the nasty bit like throwing yourself in front of a scumbag with a shotgun, who the fu*k are we to second guess these guys. The press's obsession for inciting public opinion on poorly researched and unfounded insinuation is really beginning to pi*s me off.
 

Shakey

War Hero
Police tactics isn't it. They know they're going to rob the bank but they don't arrest them before the fact of suspicion or conspiracy to rob. They don't arrest them during the act of attempted robbery. They wait until after the act to nick them for robbery which carries a greater sentence.

Which is all well and good until it all goes tits. This one nearly did, imagine the outcry if an innocent bystander had been shot.

Oh well, one more prison space left to fill anyway.
 
Shakey said:
Police tactics isn't it. They know they're going to rob the bank but they don't arrest them before the fact of suspicion or conspiracy to rob. They don't arrest them during the act of attempted robbery. They wait until after the act to nick them for robbery which carries a greater sentence.

Which is all well and good until it all goes tits. This one nearly did, imagine the outcry if an innocent bystander had been shot.

Oh well, one more prison space left to fill anyway.

Shakey

Once again you have got it wrong with your anti police obsession. The top line punisment for Robbery, Conspiricy to commit robbery, or attempted robberty is Life Imprisonment, not that any one ever gets that.

The reason the Police wait until they commit the robbery is that experience over the past 20 years has shown that bleeding heart juryies and people who are anto pilice and have an axe to grind will always find a reason to return a not guilty verdict unless it is obvious they were caught on video in the act.

When juries start to convict on the evidence of a conspricy then Police will start to act earlier.

No Shakey I know nother about it having attended the scene of an armed robbery on average at least once a week over the past 15 years in LBO's run by my previous employer.

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