No different to our ROE JSP then - shooting someone that is about to commit an act that will endager life. Although I suspect that rather than just issue the card that fits neatly into the top left pocket - it'll be a chance for the lawyers to get rich drawing up a list of what the police cannot do, issue a 368-page dossier to the Chief of Police to brief down accordingly, then conjur up a 6-week firearms training course that deals specifically with the ROE wrt rioters and rioting situations, followed by the inevitable refresher courses and the public enquiries that will be lengthy and drawn out each time a policeman has to 'do his job'. All funded by public money of course.
Just wondering if it's not also a sly dig at the Goverment.
Police need to outnumber rioters by 3 or 5 to 1.
Goverment are cutting Police numbers therefore effectivly showing they won't be able to handle riots.
As much as I applaud the idea of chav shooting I can't see the Met remaking Zulu as they stand in three ranks blasting charging rioters
"Chavs we are brothers. Today we go against the filth as brothers. We go in together, we come out together or we die together. The war cry of the day is "Kill Bill". Chavs prepare to fix bayonets. Bayonets FIX. At the high port and with flanking molotovs and lighter fuel accelerants thrown amongst the filth ADVANCE".
Or isn't that quite so funny ? And the Bill run in disarray. But the disciplined line of Chavs maintains its line and ADVANCES as ordered. The Bill phone the Police Federation "Knock us up a quick risk assessment to cover us running like fairies".
Yes we lost the initiative miserably last time, shamefully lost control, and were woefully under prepared. Yes, please threaten violent and vicious rioters with bullets, and protect life and property. Am all for it. Or next time, are we just going to hand over the country again to shit stirring, handbiting homegrown and foreign delinquents?