Japanese police have a hell of a lot more skill, courage, and patience than Portland police.
Headline: Policeman shoots boy in knife attack in Chiba
Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 00:50 JST
CHIBA A policeman on Saturday shot and seriously wounded a 15-year-old boy who stabbed him at a police box in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, after pretending he needed help, police said.
The boy approached the police post alone and suddenly tried to stab the policeman around 2:40 p.m. with three knives he had concealed. The boy was shot in the leg by the 36-year-old policeman, who suffered light injuries to his neck and face in the attack. (Kyodo News)
Comment on the original news site: Don't Japanese police officers have to go through a training course in unarmed combat? If not, why not? I find it very hard to believe that the only course of action open to a supposedly trained 36-year-old attacked by a 15-year-old BOY, even one with a knife, is to shoot the kid. If he had time to draw his gun, he had time to disarm the boy.
I heard this story right after it happened from someone who lived in Japan. It went something like this. The boy approached the cop with a knife and cut him. The cop told him to "stop it" and took the knife. The boy pulled another one and cut him again. Again, the cop told him to stop. It was finally on the third knife attack that the cop shot the kid, and even then shot him to incapacitate the kid in the knee, not kill him.
Police in Portland are out of control. It is time to reign them in before the citizens get fed up. The time should be long past for cowboy justice.
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