Police shoot dead yet another individualPosted: April 27, 2010
Some time end of last year, I posted a short note about how the police force shot dead suspected robbers. The IGP was then quoted to have said that people should support the police, and if we question the shooting, we are supporting the criminals. He was also quoted to have said:
They should surrender if they do not want to die.
We are not a country suffering from war. Our police force should not be shooting to kill.
Today, I read yet another news article about how a ‘suspect’ was shot dead, this time a 15-year-old boy. Article can be found on Malaysiakini HERE. It is said that Aminulrasyid was ‘attempting to ram into the police’. But to quote his mother:
She also questioned why the police could not merely stop the car her son was driving, as “there was no proper reason why the police had to shoot.”
Was there a need to shoot at the driver? Are our police so ill-trained that they do not know how to stop a car without harming the driver?
To put a hypothetical question across: What if the police are chasing down a car which brakes are malfunctioning? Do they also shoot the driver because they think he/she is ‘dangerous’?
How many more lives are we going to lose to such ridiculous circumstances?