Sunday 28 February 2016

An American Pile Driver?

Police in the United States have been taking advice from Police Scotland on how to handle suspects without resorting to shooting them.

Police in the US shot and killed 1,000 people last year so it's a big problem.

The reason the US cops asked Scottish cops for advice is because most police in Scotland are unarmed yet still manage to arrest suspects, so they reckoned there may be something to learn from us that could hopefully reduce the number of police shootings in the US.

I wonder if the advice untrustworthy Police Scotland gave them was to gather a few uniformed plods together and sit on top of the suspect until he suffocates and dies.

After all, that seemed to work rather well for Police Scotland in the Sheku Bayoh case.