Anyone has any profound thought on the deployment of tasers in riot control in Singapore?
In LKY's time... very little people will condemn the beating of protesters or rioters in the streets... but today, its NOT LKY's time... we now live in the 21st Century, and for better or worst, the use of Force on protesters and EVEN rioters are frown upon...
Always remember that the riot lasted for no more than an hour... 2 hour tops... this is not a 6-7 hour standoff where 400 rioters set fire to everything they see and rape plus looting is going on... The govt vehicles are insured and the govt could easily afford to replace (after so much GST and other taxes... they better)... but wounding and death of rioters are harder to explain and justify... especially if those injured or death are Citizens of a fellow Commonwealth country...
Even without serious wound or death... India News network already reported false informations... what if death occurs... with emotion raw on India side... we could reach a stage where our S'pore High Commission in India could be besieged by hoards of protester crying for blood...
And whatever the truth maybe... politicians trying to gain something from the incident, will stir the crowd for their own benefits at Singapore's expenses...
Being Keyboard Warrior safely behind our Computer/Smartphone/Tablet... its easy to 'pretend' we know how to handle the situation correctly... from using gas to water cannon... or dogs and real ammo... but what happen after the riot has been put down that is just, if not MORE, important... Win the Battle but Lost the War... and the 'War' is not to have Foreign Nation using this one time riot to condemn our country as some 3rd World Police State many already believed it to be...
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Just curious. If any police die, how much their family can get ?
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With such a society, I would think twice before I commit any offense. In the old days, you wouldn't want to find trouble in a kampong. If we adopt a Bo-cap attitude and rely on police, then we are a very cold country.
we should have sent a squad of cats. rioters will not be able to resist and they'll all stop to pet the cats
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Last edited by dreaming; 13th December 2013 at 02:31 PM.
as mentioned before, we ought to nip the problem in the bud. And I supposed LKY's style is good for this type of situation.
This is a serious offence and I would think the riot police should go in and whack the hell out of the rioters with their batons. Not to kill with guns, but whack hard with their batons. This is important as it shows and sends a proper signal/message to all potential future rioters that they better dont mess around with law. At times, when we need to be hard, we hv to be hard to do the job. And when need to be soft, to be soft. Ya? Just like our little bro down there. LOL
.. There is no need to use excessive force when it is under control.
.. it is a massive task to equip 350 police officers and to ferry them to the scene
... the police had done well!