British police get ‘aggressive’ new orders to shoot terrorists using vehicles as weapons : RT Question More

British police get ‘aggressive’ new orders to shoot terrorists using vehicles as weapons

British police are being ordered to shoot terrorist drivers using vehicles as weapons, under new “more aggressive tactics.”

Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, who is in charge of armed policing, says armed units have been given new orders to shoot through the windscreens of vehicles driven by terrorists.

Previously police officers were banned from using firearms to incapacitate drivers of motor vehicles, because of the risk of the vehicle spiraling out of control and bullets ricocheting into innocent bystanders.

We used to talk about not shooting at a moving vehicle because of the danger we might cause if we fired at a driver,” Chesterman said.

“What tends to happen is that when a bullet hits glass, it will deflect it, so shooting through glass is difficult.

“But if the vehicle’s being used as a weapon in the first place, there aren’t many tactics available in relation to stopping it, particularly a very large lorry.

“Driving a vehicle in front of it is not going to stop it, so you need to shoot the driver,” he added.

For this purpose, the British police will adopt “more aggressive tactics.”

“We have the ability to move much quicker to resolve situations. Previously the approach was to locate, contain and neutralize. Now it is to locate and confront,” Chesterman said.

Armed police officers will also be provided with higher calibre bullets to successfully shoot through vehicle windscreens and doors.

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3 Comments

  1. hmmm governments can and will change their minds running down a person can bring about unlawfull killing just like the service personnel who protected have now been taking to court oh dear

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  2. ““We used to talk about not shooting at a moving vehicle because of the danger we might cause if we fired at a driver,” Chesterman said.”

    But then they decided the end justifies the means.

    What happens if you are an innocent lorry driver who has a blowout, or collapses at the wheel, and the lorry starts veering all over the road, can you then expect the police to come along and blow your brains out?

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  3. I believe they are issuing sig sauer assault rifles firing 5.56 ammunition designed to take out targets at 300 meters. These fully automatic battlefield weapons are capable of spewing out bullets at a terrifying rate, bullets that can pass right through trucks and cars and into shops and buildings killing anyone who gets in the way. They are using these ‘attacks’ as a excuse to militarize the police.

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