Dems Claim Cops Should Be Trained Differently
Dems are once again trying to tell police how to do their jobs. Last year they made the foolish claim that they want police defunded as they believed putting a bigger strain on departments would somehow stop the rare occurrences of police brutality. Now after the recent shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, Dems want police to start aiming for legs instead. Because they are experts in policing and guns now...
Representative Karen Bass (D., Calif.) claims had police been trained to shoot at limbs instead, then Ma'Khia Bryant might be alive today. But the girl she was trying to stab might not be.
"Bass seemed to suggest that police shouldn’t be trained to shoot to kill, and asked why officers confronting a potentially life threatening situation don’t just “shoot him in the leg.”
She stressed that police should receive more “de-escalation” training, which is fair enough, but once a police officer feels he needs to fire his weapon, the opportunity to de-escalate has probably passed."
But this is not a new opinion Biden made the same point while he was campaigning.
"There is “the idea that instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person, coming at him with a knife or something, to shoot him in the leg instead of in the heart,” Biden said. “There’s a lot of different things [policies] that can change.”
Police Officers are not supposed to draw their weapons unless their life or a member of the public is in danger. They are only firing in that instance to stop the person. A shot to the leg will not necessarily stop a person and is a much harder shot to make. People move their limbs. So the police would then be putting their lives and the public at risk if they are forced to shoot a leg instead.
In the case of Ma'Khia Bryant, if the officer had tried to shoot her leg instead and missed he very easily could have shot the girl that Bryant was trying to stab. It is not easy to pull the trigger on a person as it is and that's not even counting the stress involved with the incident. But Dems want the police to be expert marksmen while defunding them...