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holy fuck, im
so sick of people complaining about this.
kid had a knife, he pressed it up against the ttc drivers chest, he was threatening to kill people on the street car. when all the passengers were removed (by police) from the street car, the attacker ignored police, advanced at them, was shot, and unfortunately was killed, justifiably.
i think quite simply, society just likes to criticize the police, regardless.
no matter what they do, they are wrong.
what if this kid stabbed and killed someone? what if he killed a cop? you would all be saying oh, the cops are useless, why didnt they shoot him??
9 shots is
too many?? says who? how many shots are ok?
why did they taser him? maybe he was still a threat, can you see through the side of the streetcar?
about 7-8 years ago now there was a guy who ran through union station with a sawed off shotgun looking for his girlfriend. when police finally found him he was outside on front street holding onto a girl with his gun at his side.
again, the police could have used non-lethal force to stop this situation. instead, they set up a sniper across the street and put a bullet right between the guys eyes killing him instantly.
not a single peep out of that story, the city as a whole congratulated the police force for their quick action and thinking, even after the SIU investigated the scenario.
for those that are unaware, Toronto is Canada's largest city, by FAR.
its actually the 6th largest in all of north america.
for the size and population of Toronto it is actually ridiculous how little crime there is.
well i think its obvious, and agree with me or not, its just my opinion.
but Torontonian's know, that if you run around Union Station with a shotgun threatening lives, youre going to get shot and killed.
if you pull a knife on a street car threatening lives, youre going to get shot and killed.
and honestly, as a 30 year old who has lived in Toronto his entire life, i wouldnt want it any other way.
this guy pulls a knife and threatens the lives of INNOCENT people, on a public streetcar, in the middle of downtown Toronto.
he winds up getting shot and killed by police.
surely i cant be the only person who thinks this way.