There’s been alot of yelling and screaming in the media about the Metropolitan Police in the UK shooting and killing a man recently because they believed that he may be a suicide bomber.
And while I regret that they were wrong, they did exactly the right thing.
Smash and others have posted of this as well. There’s no option other than to shoot them in the head.
We can live in a fantasy world if we want – we can bury our heads in the sand like an Ostrich, or we can get serious about thinking about some of the issues we are going to face in the coming years.
Suicide bombers will be one of them.
At the time I took a DHS workshop earlier this year on suicide bombers, only one US police department had a use of force policy that allowed them to shoot a suspected suicide bomber. The United States Capitol Police.
Like it or not, it’s only a matter of time before we see someone participate in a suicide bombing here in the United States.. and we’d better be prepared for it – and the rapid paradigm changes that it will bring about in terms of law enforcement and private security.