London: Why Shoot to Kill?
It boggles the mind:
Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Ian Blair told British TV that since British subways were first attacked by suicide bombers on July 7, police have recorded 250 potential suicide-bomb threats; in seven of those cases, he indicated, police came close to the point where a shoot-or-not decision had to be made. But when British authorities moved last week to arrest suspects in the failed July 21 bombings, they managed to apprehend them with minimum firepower.
I wonder if that has anything, anything at all, to do with the fact that the suspects they arrested were not believed to be in the act of bombing a train at the time of their arrest.
Just thinking out loud, here.