Thursday, February 23, 2006

Shoot To Wound

New York State Senator David Paterson has introduced legislation that would require police to shoot to wound rather than use deadly force. In addition, the bill provides for a second-degree manslaughter charge "specifically for an officer who "uses more than the minimal amount necessary" to stop a crime suspect."

Paterson is on Eliot Spitzer's ticket as Lieutenant Governor. Scarey.

UPDATE: Spitzer has distanced himself from the legislation, saying that he didn't think "it will go anywhere."   (At least before the election.)

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