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防止野人慘劇重演﹐請給警察合適的裝備

這星期報紙有很多人評論野人慘劇﹐投訴香港警察不正當使用武力﹐開槍射殺尼泊爾藉流浪漢。慘劇的起因聽起來很謊謬﹐精神有問題的流浪漢在山頭小解﹐警員接到市民投訴前往調查。流浪漢持木櫈襲警﹐警員在警棍和胡椒噴霧不敵後﹐最終要開槍才能制服流浪漢。很不幸其中一顆子彈打中流浪漢頭部﹐最終送院不治死亡。不少輿論指摘警察濫用暴力﹐甚至上線上綱說警察種族歧視﹐故然射殺流浪漢。其實這次慘劇真正的兇手並不是開槍的警員﹐而是香港警察缺乏精良裝備﹐不足以應付這種場面。

警察雖然有責任保護市民生命﹐但我們不能要求警員冒不必要受傷的危險。警察拿槍指著精神正常人﹐疑犯因為害怕受到槍擊﹐便會乖乖放下武器束手就擒。可是野人神經不正常﹐用槍指著他沒有阻嚇作用﹐他還是依舊揮舞木櫈攻擊警員。根據警員手則在警員遇襲時﹐先要用最低級武力去制服疑犯﹐若不成功則轉用高一級的武力。在這次事件中很明顯警棍不敵木櫈﹐一個普通警員又不是葉問﹐怎可能憑手上的警棍制服揮舞木櫈的瘋漢﹐警員只好用高一級的武力胡椒噴霧。不過胡椒噴霧的有效射程很短﹐要埋身對著疑犯臉部噴才有作用。警員又不是李小龍﹐不可能空手入木櫈﹐對準瘋漢的臉部噴胡椒噴霧。結果最後只能開槍﹐在安全距離擊倒瘋漢﹐可惜子彈無眼兼殺傷力大﹐結果釀成今次慘劇。

若果警察的武器中﹐在胡椒噴霧和手槍之間﹐還有一個中間級別的武力﹐讓警察可以在遠離擊倒疑犯﹐又沒有子彈般大的殺傷力﹐這次慘劇就可以避免了。電擊槍正好提供這種有效程度的武力。電擊槍的操作原理很簡單﹐警察在遠距向疑犯射出兩枝飛標﹐飛標連接著高壓電線連。當飛標擊中觸到疑犯身體後﹐便作為一正一負的電極通電﹐以高壓電流令疑犯短暫失去行動能力。警察便可以趁疑犯癱倒地上時﹐上前為他帶上手扣制服疑犯。被電擊槍擊中沒有生命危險﹐亦不會留下永久性傷害﹐比手槍更適合用來制服瘋漢。電擊槍已美加多個城市警隊的標準裝備﹐香港身為現代化的國際大都會﹐警察的裝備又怎能不與時並進。我認為防止野人慘劇重演﹐香港警隊應盡快引入電擊槍。

8 comments to 防止野人慘劇重演﹐請給警察合適的裝備

  • Horace,

    I am surprised you suggest “電擊槍” (Taser). I am sure you are aware of the testing by CBC of Taser’s unsafe quality and the inquiry to Dziekanski’s death.

    Taser is not the way to go.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/25/bc-taser-inquiry-robinson-dziekanski.html

    As a proud Canadian, I am ashame of what RCMP officer Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson and his colleagues did. Every time I heard that news and news report of the inquiry, I feel ashame of being a Canadian.

    As such, any recommendation of Taser is ill-advised and, put it bluntly, irresponsible, especially from us Canadians, who SHOULD have known better.

  • I am skeptical about this claim.

    This is the current hot news happening:
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/14/bc-taservideo.html

    For the safety of citizens, police protects us but who is here to judge what is right or wrong to use?

    Even the police can sometimes be too dominant in these situations. When they do not know how to handle the situation, they tend to go with the ‘hard’ way before they want to risk their lives and claim this as an accident.

    In Nepal, there are people always live in the forest or on the streets. There is no shelter in helping him due to language barrier. What a shame for the person to be killed — just because he/she landed in a wrong country.

    – wife

  • kempton: I wrote an entry on the YVR incident. You can check it out here. The problem is not taser per se, it’s the police didn’t follow the procedure after Robinson is tasered.

  • 就是這篇文嗎?若是,為何不待登了出來,才貼在blog內?

  • 假設香港警察都佩戴 Taser,又是否在使用前,要先對疑犯作出宣佈:「只要保持身體放鬆﹐乖乖就擒不作無謂爭扎﹐…….。若果疑犯被電擊時激烈爭扎反抗﹐導致身體機能關閉而失去性命﹐疑犯對自己的死亡也要負上一半的責任﹐不能把錯誤完全歸咎警方。」

    否則,這位尼泊爾裔疑犯亦會成為Dziekanski第二。

    在香港和Vancouver的例子,相信疑犯都未能完全明白中文、English,你又會否建議警察多帶多國文字的傳單呢?
    …………………………………………………………….

    Taser 也不是 non-lethal weapon…現時已有 400 人因而喪命。

    從新聞重播,我認為 Vancouver RCMP 曾使用不必要及過份武力,如果死者是 minority,discrimination 之聲肯定不絕於耳。其實,很多時執法者的 arrogant character 更可怕。

  • David: Taser的殺傷力始終比手槍低。不可能百份百保證不殺﹐警棍都可以卜死人喇。樣樣都驚警察綁手綁腳點做野。只要警察不是濫用權力﹐發生意外也沒有辨法。

    我認為每個市民有責任學懂其中一種官方言語。疑犯聽不明白﹐問題在疑犯並不在警察。

    Dziekanski單case﹐很明顯警察不依電槍指引﹐理論上一槍就夠不用開五槍。

  • “Taser的殺傷力始終比手槍低。不可能百份百保證不殺”

    True. Had you drank too much water, you will answer a close call.

    “我認為每個市民有責任學懂其中一種官方言語。疑犯聽不明白﹐問題在疑犯並不在警察。”

    Left wing of Canada says: wrong. We have to put more $ in social security net – teach them more … this… that..

    I say: Agreed, but politically incorrect……

  • Sometimes politically incorrect = inpolitcally correct. We have too much politics in this world, we need to be more practical.

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