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    Why Did Those Cops Fire So Many Rounds?

    Why Did Those Cops Fire So Many Rounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimefile View Post
    Why Did Those Cops Fire So Many Rounds?

    http://crimefilenews.blogspot.com/20...ny-rounds.html

    They tried to run from the police... but they couldn't escape the law.

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    Shit happens.

    The Slate article cited in that blog is a peice of work, though...

    Catch and Shoot - The perils of "contagious shooting".
    http://www.slate.com/id/2154631/

    This is why Mayor David Dinkins and his police commissioners, including Ray Kelly, originally opposed giving cops semiautomatic weapons. In 1993, when they gave in, they put a 10-round limit on the clips. A year later, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his commissioner lifted the cap. They argued that cops shouldn't be outgunned and would handle the weapons responsibly. It's the same argument the National Rifle Association makes for the freedom to use firearms: Guns don't kill people; people kill people.

    Contagious shooting blows that argument away. If cops fire reflexively, there's no moral difference between people and guns. They're both machines, and based on recent shootings, we should limit clips or firing speed to control their damage. No responsibility, no freedom. [now I've heard everything: Slow the cycle times of cops' guns down so they can't fire as fast ]

    Alternatively, we could reassert that police are free agents, to be trusted with weapons and held responsible—not excused with mechanical metaphors—when they abuse them. You can't have it both ways.
    Sure you can have it both ways: Shit happens.

    There is a natural tendency to rapid-fire when you appear to miss though - I've done it in steel target matches when my grip wasn't right. It takes training to re-access and re-aquire the target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimefile View Post
    Why Did Those Cops Fire So Many Rounds?

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    Only the cops know why, we will never know the reason unless it goes to trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nypd12962 View Post
    Only the cops know why, we will never know the reason unless it goes to trail.
    Or to trial

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