From the Chicago Sun-Times
Cops now allowed to shoot drivers?
Calling all cars!
July 29, 2009
BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist
Sneed hears Police Supt. Jody Weis has issued a new deadly force police policy, which is scheduled to go into effect this weekend.
• • To wit: Chicago cops will now be permitted to shoot at drivers or passengers in cases of felons fleeing in motor vehicles. (Weis' policy advisers recommended the change.)
• • The upshot: Proponents claim it helps protect cops.
• • The buckshot: Critics claim the new policy is "ridiculous" and the liability to the City of Chicago could be astronomical.
• • Translation: "Officers were allowed to use deadly force to prevent death or great bodily harm to themselves or another person, but it didn't allow them to use force to apprehend a fleeing forcible felon," said a police source. "If confronted by an oncoming vehicle, officers were simply told to get out of the way, unless they were put in great danger," added the police source.
Some child is going to be killed by a police bullet...I can see it now.
This is a riot waiting to happen.