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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bill would force police to shoot at suspects' legs, arms instead

In New York's legislature, there's a proposal that would require police to shoot at suspects' arms or legs, not center mass, if they feel endangered, the New York Post reports. They're supposed to use the minimum amount of force to stop the suspect. It's not clear how far the bill will go -- mostly because it's so ill-conceived.

In a life-threatening situation, it's incredibly difficult to shoot a suspect, period, much less aim for specific parts of their body.

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