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Boy, 13, shot dead by police after father U-turns at northern Thai checkpoint

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Lots of comments criticising the police action and marksmanship -- even giving the responsible person the death penalty!  Obviously stingers and tazers would help in many cases but wouldn't in this case.

 

Thailand is a large third-world country. The police are only semi-trained and buying their own ammunition is not conducive to any firearms practice!  The Law allows them to carry guns, the Law allows them to fire their weapons without seeking permission.  The blame should be on the Law rather than the policeman who unwisely shot poorly from a moving vehicle!  And in Thailand the Law ain't gonna change!

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Nobody is saying, about the responsibility of the father. He nő wants to stop. Provoked a chase. Hé is the main culprit. He Stop at first sign, Never happened this tragedy. 

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So very sad. 

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5 hours ago, Just1Voice said:

sad for the boy. but how does a shot fired at a back tire (low target) end up going through the back of the cab (high target). Vert bad shooting, or shooter is lying. 

I wasn't there and most likely no one in this forum was either. Speculation serves no purpose, and is of little use.

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Shocking What chance of a head shot just really bad shooting or bad luck on the young boy and the conscience of the  person who pulled the trigger .Why pull a gun anyway i'm  sure other ways to stop the pick up .  

worst day for the father also . 

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16 minutes ago, bogozy said:

Nobody is saying, about the responsibility of the father. He nő wants to stop. Provoked a chase. Hé is the main culprit. He Stop at first sign, Never happened this tragedy. 

The father should have never taken his son with him on his smuggling drives!

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5 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

Unless someone shot at the police they should have never fired on the truck no matter what they were thinking it was.  The one who killed the kid needs to get the death sentence.

The one who killed the kid needs to get the death sentence. Not likely. Inactive post for a while most likely.

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1 hour ago, cardinalblue said:

Alcohol is a drug....

 

the father initiated the whole chain of events.....

I guess technically you are correct. But that comment is a bit harsh.

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4 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

Shooting at tyres to stop a vehicle is crazy. In this case a boy was shot dead but, even if the shot had been accurate, the truck could have gone out of control and killed someone.

 

It's about time the police here were given the training and equipment they need. Stingers, which let tyres down slowly, Tazers to give them a non-lethal option.

Yes, and instead of slow pick-up truck and old motorbike the should have real chase car with dash cam that can follow all those guy flying the scene. No need to fire a gun.

Actually some nice Toyota Camry and BMW sit in  some Immigration office and Highway police use them to  escort VIP.  Traffic police is not equipped to intercep of chase car on the roads.

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Im a bit confused, even if its suspect drug run how do the Cops Know if its Class A or Cannabis that’s deemed available now the Government gets its cut.?. Hence Shooting at suspects doesn’t seem possible anymore...⚖️


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