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

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Another victim of the senseless "War on Drugs".

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24 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

I don't know which is worse. A father taking his child along while engaging in unlawful activity, or poorly-trained trigger-happy police.

A young life snuffed out by lack of care. RIP.

Shooting a kid in the head is worse

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Trigger happy killers, untrained and just fire for little thought to the consequences!!

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If the guy had just drove through the checkpoint he most likely would have just been waved through unless of course he had other issues like no registration, no license, etc.

 

I have seen many instances where the Thai police have shown great restraint.  But probably not when someone is trying to run away from them.

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Aiming at the wheel of the truck? from what distance??? shoot the boy in the front seat into his head instead the wheel?

Are there no other means to stop a car, need to shoot and kill accidentally someone?

 

And what if that police officer aimed at the driver and only claims now to have aimed at the wheel? Probably thought he catches a big fish and shooting the driver is ok?!

 

I hope he goes to jail (what won`t ever happen...)

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2 minutes ago, rwill said:

If the guy had just drove through the checkpoint he most likely would have just been waved through unless of course he had other issues like no registration, no license, etc.

 

I have seen many instances where the Thai police have shown great restraint.  But probably not when someone is trying to run away from them.

And the same would apply to Police anywhere - why run if you've nothing to hide? But this guy obviously did, and he wasn't going to risk his bootleg booze being discovered.

 

However, that doesn't excuse the trigger happy response,

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Shows the level of posters on this site when the very first post is a warning from admin.

Tragic tale.

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


Only uncivilized countries know a death sentence.


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8 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.

No, the father should not have:

  • Driven with the kid while having illegal things in the car
  • Stopped when the police told him so

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After nearly thirteen years of being up close and personal to these children in adult bodies, I find it terrifying that they're allowed anywhere near a firearm, let alone being allowed to routinely carry one. 

When I was on active duty with the British Army, we were only allowed two full magazines and these we used to have to sign out of the armoury. We were highly trained, had incredibly strict rules of engagement and if the weapon was fired, every round had to be accounted for. This in the middle of hostile territory with very few civilians around.

I wonder what the rules on firing the weapon are for the Thai police, many of whom are working in densely populated areas?

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1 minute ago, FritsSikkink said:

No, the father should not have:

  • Driven with the kid while having illegal things in the car
  • Stopped when the police told him so

Agreed, but the police should never have fired on the car without knowing who was in it as this case proves. Even firing to cause a blowout, could be equally as fatal. As it is, a kid has died over an offence which could warrant a 2000 baht fine. Reckless in the extreme.

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Put together a foolish dad, a crazy cop and invasive regulations to prop up crony businesses...

 

RIP kid, the adults have lost their minds

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41 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Please dont make comparisons to the USA otherwise all the Americans will keep going on about how it is in America  .

  "In America......................"

You can add your homecountry to the search and I am sure you will find several cases there too. 😉

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