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  • Melbourne's Bourke Street Terror Attack 2018

    A knife-wielding Somali terrorist has been shot dead by police after crashing a car on Melbourne's Bourke Street and setting it on fire, before stabbing three shoppers, killing one.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ts-flames.html

    Again.

  • #2
    Terrorist seems to have been brained.

    RIP to his victim(s)

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    • #3
      Seem to take a while to put him down by gunshot, is it common practise in Aus to try and engage a knife wielding person and disarm them?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Connaught Ranger View Post
        Seem to take a while to put him down by gunshot, is it common practise in Aus to try and engage a knife wielding person and disarm them?
        Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later (there are, unfortunately, some cases which depart from such modus operandi). This is one of the many reasons why our police is mostly respected and not feared/hated like in the US.

        In this case the officer behaved correctly in first trying to subdue the perp with batons. Also, kudos to the policeman for neutralizing the perp with a minimum of shots in a crowded centre of CBD. You can't say that the police didn't try to subdue the perp peacefully, and the use of firearms was only used as a last resort.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ak16 View Post

          Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later (there are, unfortunately, some cases which depart from such modus operandi). This is one of the many reasons why our police is mostly respected and not feared/hated like in the US.

          In this case the officer behaved correctly in first trying to subdue the perp with batons. Also, kudos to the policeman for neutralizing the perp with a minimum of shots in a crowded centre of CBD. You can't say that the police didn't try to subdue the perp peacefully, and the use of firearms was only used as a last resort.

          Don't be a tool - he asked a perfectly reasonable question.

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          • #6
            Other than the attacker, is it confirmed it's just a single fatality?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gaz View Post


              Don't be a tool - he asked a perfectly reasonable question.
              To late for that, he's already stuck his head up his ass.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ak16 View Post

                Australia is not like the US.
                For start, you realise Connaught Ranger is Irish, right? The clue's in the name

                Originally posted by ak16 View Post
                We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later
                I lived in Melbourne when they still had the Armed Offenders Squad and remember the stories about disbanded Armed Robbery Squad.

                Originally posted by ak16 View Post
                This is one of the many reasons why our police is mostly respected and not feared/hated like in the US.
                You're an expert on how all Americans feel about police? As a Melbournian, I respected the cops, fear's not far from the mark though. Also, we have 7+ police forces, you shouldn't generalise.

                Suspect if this had occurred in any other Capital city, the procedure cops would have followed wouldn't have been pepper spray first. Vic police have been PC-ed quite a bit.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ak16 View Post
                  Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more
                  If Australia valued its people's life that much they would not have they live there in the first place.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ak16 View Post

                    Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later (there are, unfortunately, some cases which depart from such modus operandi). This is one of the many reasons why our police is mostly respected and not feared/hated like in the US.

                    In this case the officer behaved correctly in first trying to subdue the perp with batons. Also, kudos to the policeman for neutralizing the perp with a minimum of shots in a crowded centre of CBD. You can't say that the police didn't try to subdue the perp peacefully, and the use of firearms was only used as a last resort.
                    Oh really? Not sure, if serious...budgie, is this you posting under another name?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gaz View Post
                      Other than the attacker, is it confirmed it's just a single fatality?
                      all they are worried about is the person he killed

                      perp is dead and I just hope they put him out with the rubbish - Somalian - will we never learn

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ak16 View Post

                        Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later (there are, unfortunately, some cases which depart from such modus operandi). This is one of the many reasons why our police is mostly respected and not feared/hated like in the US.

                        In this case the officer behaved correctly in first trying to subdue the perp with batons. Also, kudos to the policeman for neutralizing the perp with a minimum of shots in a crowded centre of CBD. You can't say that the police didn't try to subdue the perp peacefully, and the use of firearms was only used as a last resort.
                        Richard Cranium....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ak16 View Post

                          Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later (there are, unfortunately, some cases which depart from such modus operandi).
                          More like we have piss weak leaders in the Police hierarchy who are overly media sensitive and massively risk adverse, strike that, they're bad press adverse. It wasn't that long ago that Vicpol had a shoot first ask questions later reputation, hence the over reaction.
                          Old mate put himself at risk, ended up parrying knife strikes with his baton, because he's been conditioned by his leadership over the last decade to use all of his non lethal options, not because he values the life of a shithead who was obviously up to a bit of villainy. Luckily his partner kept her distance, drew her weapon and put the cretin down.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ak16 View Post

                            Australia is not like the US. We tend to value human lives a bit more and our police don't like to shoot first and ask questions later (there are, unfortunately, some cases which depart from such modus operandi). This is one of the many reasons why our police is mostly respected and not feared/hated like in the US.

                            In this case the officer behaved correctly in first trying to subdue the perp with batons. Also, kudos to the policeman for neutralizing the perp with a minimum of shots in a crowded centre of CBD. You can't say that the police didn't try to subdue the perp peacefully, and the use of firearms was only used as a last resort.

                            I don't think his intention was to suggest the police should shoot sooner. It was just an observation.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by budgie View Post


                              I don't think his intention was to suggest the police should shoot sooner. It was just an observation.
                              police should do a lot more 'pre-emptive' shooting as far as I am concerned

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