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Old 06 January 2018, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Blatherskite View Post
I mean, nobody can shoot hands-free from a weapon in their pants, so even if they're suspected of having a gun in their waistband they would have to at least partially reveal the weapon before they can get the first shot. I know people can be quick, but the swat team is already aiming!
The trouble is that police seem to have been trained that at that point, it's already too late. Factoring in reaction time, if you wait to see the gun you're waiting to get shot, even if your gun is already drawn.

It's the cold calculus (from a training standpoint) that features in so many seemingly incomprehensible police shootings.
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