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Old 07 January 2018, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by dfresh View Post
TL, or they might have one officer screaming "PUT YOUR HANDS UP" and another screaming "DOWN ON THE GROUND!", both while pointing their guns at him. Either way, one of those police officers will be disobeyed, and then can say they felt frightened.
They might both be disobeyed, because many people can't get down on the ground while holding their hands above their heads; at least, not without falling in an uncontrolled fashion and quite possibly either seriously hurting themselves or moving, as they fall, rapidly towards the police.

Everybody in the situation may well be frightened; and everybody in the situation may have good reason to be frightened. Police, however, are supposed to be trained to deal with the situation; and quite a lot of members of the general public aren't so trained.
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