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So apparently Austria has a noted lack of candidates for police school. A pass on the 982 point test now starts at 200. At least they all get an assault rifle so I'm feeling safer already.
by generic on Tue Sep 11th, 2018 at 09:29:37 AM EST
You're not alone: meanwhile in France,

France urged to make it mandatory for all police to carry guns  - The Local

All municipal police in France should be armed with guns, a new report into how the local officers work, recommends.
The report, written by two MPs for French President Emmanuel Macron's party La Republique en Marche, Jean-Michel Fauvergue and Alice Thourot, proposes a total of 78 measures to improve coordination between the municipal police, the armed forces and private security agents.

The two MPs want to make the arming of municipal police officers with semi-automatic guns mandatory due to the increased violence they face and the threat of terrorism -- just as it is for other police officers and gendarmes.

[...] The municipal police (police municipale in French) are the local police force for towns and cities in France outside the capital.

What could possibly go wrong?
by Bernard on Tue Sep 11th, 2018 at 06:21:20 PM EST
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Well, you know, it's hard to murder random brown/black people and make it look like there was no other choice if you have to use hand weapons. If you're beating them senselss with a baton, there's usually a point between "they stop moving" and "they will actually die" where it's hard to justify the continuation of beating. That is just too inconvenient.
by Zwackus on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 02:54:56 AM EST
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