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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirst33 View Post
    I'm pretty perplexed by that... She had hit a Secret Service agent at the White House and once stopped and surrounded at the Capital, continued to drive her car towards officers, what should they have done?

    I recall some officers in Melbourne tasering a 12/13 year old boy to death a few years ago...
    I don't know what they should have done. It just doesn't sit well with me. This is just my opinion. Yes a child was shot in Melbourne a few years ago. Mentally ill people are shot far too often. Every one that is shot is one too many.

    Clearly as an American you feel differently. I'll refrain from making any more comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Maybe that's because Australia hasn't seen half the crap that the US has (terrorist attacks etc)
    Which is exactly why I don't think it woluld happen the same way here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What about that French man with a knife that got shot by police in Sydney years ago.. Roni Levi?
    The fact you can recall them shows how rarely it happens. Do you think the same would apply in America (and I honestly don't know).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I don't know what they should have done. It just doesn't sit well with me. This is just my opinion. Yes a child was shot in Melbourne a few years ago. Mentally ill people are shot afar too often. Every one that is shot is one too many.

    Clearly as an American you feel differently. I'll refrain from making any more comments.
    I think what has happened is horrible, for everyone involved, but I don't really know what these officers could have done differently in this situation, and I don't think it necessarily happened the way it did just because it was the US.

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    Anyway there's been far too much tragedy this week. I don't have the heart for this tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    With security guards trained differently a tragedy could have been avoided.
    How???

    She tried to drive over barricades into the grounds of the White House. When that failed she ran over a Secret Service agent as she sped away.

    There was then a police chase for 12 blocks where she had every opportunity to pull over and stop.

    Watch this video.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/wor...ky1N-RlK8YrJfp

    It's from the start where she tried to enter the White House. The car is surrounded by police cars and federal agents pointing their guns at the car windows, yet she still speeds off.

    I see no other way as to how this could have ended.

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    I'm sorry I posted. I'm not engaging. I've said I don't know how but I just don't agree anything that happened was heroic. It just makes me sad.

    I've never said people don't die at the hands of the law in this country.

    This is just my opinion. I'm not repeating myself on this so will bow out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    The fact you can recall them shows how rarely it happens.
    A machete-wielding man was shot and killed by police just over a month ago on the Sunshine Coast.

    Not everything makes the news in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    A machete-wielding man was shot and killed by police just over a month ago on the Sunshine Coast.

    Not everything makes the news in Australia.
    that did make the news.

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    Honestly, if some person has run over someone else and is aiming their car at you, and you had a gun, who in all honesty would not use it to not only save yourself, but save the lives of others?

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