Australian Police Take Down Gunman With Rubber Bullets, Showing American Cops How Policing Should Be DoneChris | InformationLiberation
Jan. 24, 2014
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In this is amazing footage out of Australia, police use restraint for which American police would never think of and have a 90-minute standoff with a man with a gun threatening to shoot himself and waving his gun at others. Eventually, the police move in by shooting him with rubber bullets, which causes him to drop the gun, then they swarm him and detain him without causing any major injuries. It turns out the gun wasn't even loaded.
Compare this incident to the one from yesterday where a man detained by police in the U.S. was shot and killed with his back turned to the cops and hands up in the air in surrender. Rather than fault his officer for shooting an unarmed man in the back, the local sheriff said he himself would "likely have shot him" even sooner.
Here's the backstory from 9 News:
Security footage shows the moment Gunman Lee Matthew Hillier was shot down by police in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall in 2013._
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