Iceland Police Kill Man, For The First Time Ever

Armed man failed to respond to officers and injured two

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Gunfire is a rare occurrence in Iceland, a country with lower crime rates than most. Police hardly have a reason to draw their firearms and there has never been a fatal shooting of a suspect — until now, BBC reports.

Police and special forces went to the apartment of a 59-year old man who was discharging his shotgun at home on Monday. After tear gas failed to subdue him, police entered the apartment and in the ensuing exchange of fire two officers were injured, along with the suspect, who died of his injuries soon after arriving at the hospital. His motives for his action remain unknown and it is believed he was alone in his apartment.

“Police regret this incident and would like to extend their condolences to the family of the man,” said Icelandic police chief Haraldur Johannessen.

An investigation into the incident is currently being carried out, and counseling is being provided to the special forces team.

[BBC]

 

3 comments
somervillechangeling
somervillechangeling

I wish our police in the U.S. were less militarized. I might be conservative in advocating Biblical morality and warning that God judges sin, but I am very liberal in peacefully resisting violence on the part of the police and military. There is strong documentation that as reality television involving police present neighborhoods as battlezones, the public supports militarization and many corporations benefit from militarization.

The influx of soldiers fresh from a ten year failed nation building war entering the police forces of America also creates a problem. WWII vets I knew growing up didn't like guns outside of hunting rifles, today's vets are part of a gun subculture that supports military style weapons in the hands of civilians. Police shootings were once rare in the U.S., now they are far more common.


I'm sure the standard in Iceland is community policing. We need that back here in the U.S. There are violent neighborhoods but the answer to gangs and crime is not militarized police. We need communitarian approaches. Instead, we get privatized prisons, police forces that could invade Cuba (no apologies to the ghost of Frank Rizzo and his raiders). It has only gotten worse since 9/11. 

Police in America will easily fit into the Antichrist's system after the Rapture. If the Rapture doesn't happen soon, then we could still be in store for a more usual dystopia of government spying, globalist destruction of the middle class, and increasing poverty and illiteracy that fuels both gang subcultures and militarized policing.

HateToSayItbut
HateToSayItbut

@somervillechangeling THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!


My friend you are so very close to being a normal human but dang can you rant like a crazy nut! "failed nation building war?" Man, even the guy who started the war said there was no way we could stay there. Police shootings were rare? When? Ask a black man who lived in the south during the 50's and 60's if they were rare. You just didn't have 15 different 24 hour news programs cramming them down your throat until now.