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30 UK Police vs man armed with machete in the street

GAZBEROTTEN

Prominent Member
Angry man armed with machete is taken down eventually after taunting police by over 30 police officers with riot shields. According to the story he'd been CS gassed (pepper spray) and was still going strong.



Makes you wonder why they didn't just go threw the back door and sneak up behind him. The swearing has been filtered in the video by the way just in case your a mod wondering
 

Thug

Moderator
Yeah its quite old now.
The guys videoing it sound like idiots too.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
Good Job we use more tasers now I guess.

In most forces yes, not in the Met where this happened. Only specialist units get them in the Met meaning you end up with situations like the above.

Police in the UK should all be armed and also have taser. The only people who don't have guns are the people employed to protect the rest of us.:rolleyes:

There really isn't a sound argument against it.
 

lurcher

Prominent Member
In most forces yes, not in the Met where this happened. Only specialist units get them in the Met meaning you end up with situations like the above.

Police in the UK should all be armed and also have taser. The only people who don't have guns are the people employed to protect the rest of us.:rolleyes:

There really isn't a sound argument against it.

Might be difficult training them all Dave , specially with the number involved.

Julian
 

angelislington

Established Member
That's completely ridiculous. The beginning of the video with the officers running about looked like a scene from a carry on film. The guy is running around in the street with a machete for gods sake. He is a danger to the public, to the officers, and to himself. He should have been shot, not to kill, but to prevent him from being able to cause any more danger. Typical example of the MET as being unorganised, unprofessional and ineffective. A joke.
 

mbren26

Established Member
Richard Torble said:
That's completely ridiculous. The beginning of the video with the officers running about looked like a scene from a carry on film. The guy is running around in the street with a machete for gods sake. He is a danger to the public, to the officers, and to himself. He should have been shot, not to kill, but to prevent him from being able to cause any more danger. Typical example of the MET as being unorganised, unprofessional and ineffective. A joke.

AFO's are trained to shoot at the largest target (centre mass) so the chest area. This will more often than not kill the subject. They aren't trained to shoot in the leg or arm to injure, that's just films and tv shows.

The officers at the start of the clip were doing their best whilst trying to remain alive. Far too many armchair critics when videos like this come out. Strangely most of the people that post comments would run like crazy in that situation.

The public should try and have a bit more respect for the men and women that put their lives on the line to protect them.
 

Sonic67

Banned
AFO's are trained to shoot at the largest target (centre mass) so the chest area. This will more often than not kill the subject. They aren't trained to shoot in the leg or arm to injure, that's just films and tv shows.
A shot to the arm and leg could still kill anyway. Once a bullet is in you it can head in any direction. Could richotet into the chest.
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
The officers at the start of the clip were doing their best whilst trying to remain alive. Far too many armchair critics when videos like this come out. Strangely most of the people that post comments would run like crazy in that situation.

The public should try and have a bit more respect for the men and women that put their lives on the line to protect them.

Yes but 30 odd so called highly trained police officers should be able to deal with one man and not dance around the street like football hooligans.
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
Yes but 30 odd so called highly trained police officers should be able to deal with one man and not dance around the street like football hooligans.

Spoken like a true armchair warrior.

Next time someone has a machete and I have a hollow metal stick I'll give you a call so you can come and show me and my colleagues exactly how it's done.:p
 

BB3Lions

Distinguished Member
Dave said:
Spoken like a true armchair warrior.

Next time someone has a machete and I have a hollow metal stick I'll give you a call so you can come and show me and my colleagues exactly how it's done.:p

Didn't know you did morris dancing Dave? Got any video's fella.

BB
 

angelislington

Established Member
mbren26 said:
The public should try and have a bit more respect for the men and women that put their lives on the line to protect them.

The thing is, it's their job and it's a very important one. They, more than most, need to ensure they are able to undertake their task in an efficient manner. They often don't and this is a prime example. They are obviously so unorganised here it's not even humorous anymore.

The argument that a member of the public would not be able to do any better is mute because they aren't served with the role of protecting the public. It's not their job. It's the job of the police.
 

angelislington

Established Member
Dave said:
Spoken like a true armchair warrior.

Next time someone has a machete and I have a hollow metal stick I'll give you a call so you can come and show me and my colleagues exactly how it's done.:p

Why should a member of the public have to show a police officer how to deal with a dangerous situation. Should it not be the other way around?

One is served with the task of protecting the public, the other are the public.
 

Flimber

Distinguished Member
And the only thing anyone would want to see - the takedown - is completely missed by the video taker :rolleyes:
 

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