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Police shot a man early Thursday at the corner of Jean-Talon and d’Iberville. He had threatened them with a knife. The SQ is investigating.
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Man brings a knife to a fight, cops bring a gun. It’s the Montreal way.
Makes me wonder why they still don’t have better means of stopping someone who’s not equipped with a firearm. Shouldn’t technology have provided them with something better by now than making a hole in a guy with a bullet?
You can try a tazer, but that can be deadly and is only moderately effective.
You can try hitting them with a stick, but that means getting close enough to be killed with a knife.
They seem willing to use rubber bullets and other subduing technology on students. But there ought to be other means of stopping someone short of using a potentially lethal method.
I find it difficult to believe that 2 fully trained, fully equipped police officers are incapable of subduing a potential attacker without resorting to firearms risking innocent bystanders like Patrick Limoges.
You’re right, Ian – we’d do well not to let the memory of Patrick Limoges fade away. He should remain a reminder of how easily this kind of policing method can go wrong.
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