This looks toxic, by the way.

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    44 months ago

    not to be a stickler, but the source makes no mention of it being on purpose. I suspect you won’t find a source that makes that claim.

    Also, as for the general use of force in Finland vs America, it’s two different scenarios. Vast cultural differences in general… but for some perspective… there’s 2 national and 11 local agencies in finland, comprising ~7.5k cops. (per statista), all of which have direct over sight form the Ministry of the Interior.

    For comparison, in the US there are 17,985 agencies, ranging from the federal government to local police to sherifs and state police. All of whom have their own oversight systems. we have more agencies than you have cops. and all of those agencies have their own, unique requirements for training and qualifications. hell, some states, they don’t even have to have any education outside of highschool or GED. (actually in many places… that’s preferred. for reasons.)

    Americans are also rather more violent than Fins. Just saying.

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      At no point have I claimed that they’re instructed to do so. That’s just moving the goalposts.

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        74 months ago

        Police in Finland regularly stop suspects by shooting them into leg which according to many Americans is impossible due to how inaccurate pistols are. That apparently means the alternative is then to dump the entire mag into the torso.

        I’m reading that assertion as saying they’re doing it on purpose. perhaps there was some misunderstanding on my part.

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          Well either they’re doing it on purpose or then they just are really bad at shooting and despite massive amount of training compared to american police they for some reason seem to keep hitting the extremities despite aiming for the torso. Watch this video for example. You can see the bullets hitting the ground because the police was intentionally aiming for the legs.