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

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“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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