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

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1 hour ago, cardinalblue said:

Alcohol is a drug....

 

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

Do you understand the concept of proportionality? The shooter didn’t and this was the result 

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6 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 don't know what the policeman was aiming from - car window, back of pick-up, back of motor cycle - but I would say that the police should not take a shot from a moving vehicle at another moving vehicle at all unless they have a clear shot and shooting the suspect's vehicle is truly justified, e.g. the suspect is known to be armed and dangerous. It turns out that this boy was killed for just a  few bottles of moonshine hooch.  

 

Anyway I think we can be pretty sure the policeman is lying.  All Thai police, except some specialised firearms units, are very poor shots with their handguns.  They get little or no training which is impractical anyway, since there is no standard issue firearms and cops buy and carry whatever gun they fancy. They have to buy their own ammo for practice in Thailand which is expensive and practice with low power practice ammo to save money,  which means they are unprepared for the recoil of full power ammo carried on duty.  A rear tyre of a moving vehicle from another moving vehicle in the dark is too hard a target for such poor shooters to even consider.  Although he may not have been aiming specifically at the rear windscreen or the occupants, we can be pretty sure he would have been aiming at the mass of the truck or its cab which gave him the best chance of stopping it, rather than shooting at the road under it.     

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RIP young man

Both the police and your father should be held accountable for your death

Police need training and better understanding on how to disable a vehicle, and supplied with the equipment to do so.

Police having to buy their own equipment is unacceptable under any circumstances.

 

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5 hours ago, Tayaout said:

From the video I've seen it seems that 99% of the time they only need to follow the car. After a couple minutes the car eventually hit something and stop by itself. They could use the new attack helicopter for that purpose. 

You'd have thought they could radio their colleagues to set up road blocks on surrounding roads and maybe follow with a helicopter, if one is available in working order.

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6 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.

Years ago I saw police chasing a pick up in the mountains trying to stop him. 

Then they were shooting. 5 people dead at the scene. Car destroyed. 

On the pick up drugs and alcohol. 

In this case the father should have not try to escape. Maybe just bribe them instead of risking his and his son's life. Even jail would have been better than to see your son dead at your side. 😡

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They set up so many roadblocks I'm not surprised that people do a u-turn.

 

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If the article is to be believed the truck had already crashed and was no longer moving.

There is no way someone is shooting at a back tire of a pickup and gets the back window instead.

even the worst shooter couldn't miss by that much. 

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So will the 'cop' that shot the poor boy face any disciplanary action, or just end up paying money to the family?? If that??

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6 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.

Why you dont blame the Father of the victim!? It was his fault!

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

A chase ensued and after the pick-up hit a plough near an intersection a shot was fired

I read this to say the police shot after the truck crashed. The picture shows the truck may have taken a good hit when it hit the plough. Why shoot at a truck that has already crashed?

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When you run from the police, bad things happen.....

 

stupid father....thinking ONLY of himself....and he pays the price for it

 

He should be charged with evading police and causing loss of life.

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