Aaron747 wrote:N583JB wrote:tommy1808 wrote:
That is state police training, and it works splendidly well. You may have noticed the lack of people being slowly suffocated to death here. And no matter what stuff people are on, if that doesn't work, they also resolve the situation with less than two rounds fired per incident, which is quite the accomplishment considering our cops are always in pairs, and most of the time without killing anyone. Most years I can count the total with the fingers of one hand.
You know, the kind of cops you get when training is at least 2.5 years and usually longer, and no one gets a gun without proving a cool head in anti-riot ready units first. As it should be.
That is great for police officers in Germany, who don't really have to worry about being shot in the line of duty or encountering armed people every single day. The fact is it is much more dangerous being a police officer in the United States, which accounts for a lot of the differences in training and procedures.
Do you have evidence for this statement? There is an illegal firearms trade in every developed European nation. Have you heard of organized crime, or perhaps Al Qaeda? Perhaps it is indeed more dangerous in particular neighborhoods in the US in aggregate, but that is not significantly different than the ethnic ghettos of Amsterdam or Brussels or Hamburg. Danger is danger.
Absolutely. There are more firearms in the United States than there are people. Police officers are rarely killed in the line of duty in Germany...so rarely that I couldn't even find statistics on how many are killed each year. Compare that to the United States where police officers are routinely killed while on patrol, and even more officers are shot but survive. In the first four months of this year, for example, 19 police officers in the United States have been feloniously killed by offenders (16 officers were shot to death and 3 were struck with a vehicle).
Source: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... HR4S0B29XD