NYPD Criticized For Shooting Amid Crowds

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NYPD Criticized For Shooting Amid Crowds

After wounding nine bystanders while killing a gunman outside the Empire State Building Friday and an earlier incident in which a knife-wielding man near Times Square was fatally shot, New York police face scrutiny over their protocol for opening fire in crowded locations. What do you think?

  • “Gun, knife, dangerous suspect, innocent bystanders—at least the NYPD is egalitarian when it comes to using deadly force.”

    Hume Riddle
    Mirror Installer
  • “It’s tough, but we’ve got to let the police do what they need to do until the streets are no longer plagued by people.”

    Tom Stolz
    Historian
  • I think the NYPD is doing a great job! Okay, he’s gone. Whew, that was close. Those guys are scary as shit.”

    Jane Thorpe
    Echocardiograph Technician