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I can't believe that this is standard procedure. The Portland police must have knives drawn on them pretty regularly--their policy can't be to shoot to kill in response. After all, knives are notorious for being much more difficult to kill with than other weapons, such as a guns. Why shoot a person brandishing a knife--and four times, no less? Why not aim for a leg or the arm holding the knife? This would stop the knife-weilder without taking his or her life.
What a sad story--this person was crying out for help (considering the signs of a possible suicide) and the representative of the state just helped him finish off the job. That's not the right response.
Why is loving-kindness not the first response?
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