hard to disagree with this "policy"

Shoot ’em, says police email – New Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on Stuff.co.nz

A police email sent around, with graphic photos of stab wounds to one police officer, to encourage officers to wear their stab resistant vests also makes personal statements about why dickheads who try to assault and attack coppers get shot.
[quote]”To all the idiots out there who always say, ‘Why did the cops have to shoot him? He only had a (insert your choice of weapons here, ie knife, bat, club, whatever). He didn’t have to be shot’. To that, I respond, ‘Tough crap … shoot ’em’.”[/quote]

I find it hard to disagree with that. You see it comes down to personal responsibility. There are very few people randomly shot by police strolling down the street. If however you pick up a knife or a golf club and try to have a shouting match with someone with a gun you are likely to leak copious quantities of blood through a few holes.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.