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Re: Hostage Taker Requests Motorcycle For Getaway
Hrmm, got it to work that time.
Here's the quick 1 2 3 on police use of deadly force: US LEOs can use DF to protect themselves or others from death or serious bodily injury or to stop dangerous fleeing felons when risk to the public at large is too great to allow the suspect's escape.
Since this guy had already taken people hostage and threatened that he had a hand grenade, it's quite possible the authorities decided to ram him to prevent his escape and the chance he might take others hostage someplace else.
IMO, hitting him with the car seems a little less dangerous than firing at him. Bullets have no names....
Finally, my personal opinion is (and you won't hear me talk like this too often): f*ck that guy, he fully got what he deserved. Like the journalist said, in this day and age, authorities cannot take these sorts of incidents lightly.