Not necessarily soldiers, but they should be trained to the point that they are comfortable in various circumstances that they may inevitably find themselves in. Such as an unarmed person moving a little bit.
Then why does it seem that cops in America have a bad track record of mis-reading the situation & appear to be trigger happy?
This isn't just a one off incident. We're constantly seeing in the head lines of American police shooting & killing innocent people before accessing the situation properly.
Just the other week, 5 American officers shot dead a woman who was wanted for car jacking & was suspected of having a fire arm.
She was fired upon & killed by 5 officers whilst standing in front of a house that she had just broken into & was leaving.
One of the bullets that was fired by the police penetrated the wall & killed a child inside the house.
My point being:
*Do you really need 5 officers firing at once at one person?
*Did all 5 officers panic at once?
*Or were they just trigger happy?
*Didn't any of their training or even common sense kick in to question if there was occupants in the house before firing directly at the house with the woman standing in front of it?
Then you have that other officer who shot dead the woman in her pyjamas, firing whilst still in the driver seat of his vehicle & shooting across his partner in the passenger seat...
Then the officer is legally allowed to refuse to be interviewed?
Pretty much. Even experts who testify a police officer wasn't justifed readily admit the media is pushing an unusual amount of stories where a white cop shoots a black man or unarmed minority, or some such.
It's not hard to find all sorts of tragedies, if that's what you want to report on.
Not hard to find stories showing mans better side. IF you want to report on them.
Excuse the pun, but that sounds pretty much like a cop-out.
You don't see media pushing these kinds of tragedy stories from other parts of the Western world where officers of the law are also placed in life-threatening situations.
Hell, British officers are placed in these same situations & they handle it un-armed. Yet you don't hear of an unusually high number of British officers getting killed in the line of duty. Nor do you hear of unfair, unjust deaths either.
And as far as Australian police go, they're armed but don't have that trigger happy mentality that seems to exist in America.
Yeah you can point out America has the right to bear arms therefore the threat is higher compared to other countries. But instead of finding a solution to gun control, escalating the situation seems to be the only path that American politicians & American police are willing to take.