NYPD Criticized For Shooting Amid Crowds

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•35 Aug 28, 2012

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

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