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Dylan Noble was shot for failing to follow police orders: should police still fire at civilians when they fail to obey?

  • Police lives matter.

    Police put their lives on the line every day for us. They have every right to protect themselves. When a person is deliberately not following police orders, they need to realize there will be consequences. A policeman doesn't know if the person is going to pull a gun on them, so they have to shoot first.

  • Police should not fire at any civillians at all

    The police should not be allowed to fire at any civilian at all, regardless of whether they follow police orders or not. The authorities need to be figures civilians can respect and admire, not fear and hate. By arming our police forces we are giving them power beyond what is required. Other forms of restraint and control can be used by the police to do their jobs without murdering citizens. We can look at the Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971 as a prime example of power going to people's heads and causing violence among physical and emotional abuse. That experiment served as a microcosm for the police in the USA right now and how they are letting their own prejudices effect their actions and the consequences of.

  • No, they are trigger happy.

    Reaching for thier gun and shooting should not be the first action that a police officers chooses when dealing with a suspect or someone they do not believe is following thier orders. It is dangerous and eliminates due process. Police officers should only use a gun to shoot a suspect after the suspect fires first, and even then they should look for other solutions first.

  • Other solutions exist

    I believe that justified situations whereby police need to fire with lethal force at non-compliant civilians are exceptionally rare. Although the police force have a right to protect themselves and keep themselves safe I feel that in almost all situations there is a better solution than firing guns at civilians.


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