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Old 02-13-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Courtney Topic, 22, was said to be acting like a “zombie” before police opened fire, and apparently ignored police calls to drop her knife. She moved towards them in a zombie-like fashion and the police kept their guns on her and kept moving back. She came towards them wielding and swinging a knife. They then shot her.

This happened outside of Hungry Jack's, a few days ago in Western Sydney (not sure if it's posted here). It has sparked an outrage locally. Apparently, she was mentally ill, having Asperger's Syndrome.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/2626...had-aspergers/
Hungry Jack’s shooting at West Hoxton, Sydney
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:00 AM
 
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Moved towards them in a zombie-like fashion?

That's a new one.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:19 AM
 
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Ya its very sad..... I wonder what was going thru her mind??
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Ya its very sad..... I wonder what was going thru her mind??
"Braaaaaaaains......"
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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No LTL options?
Because this sounds like a situation DESIGNED for LTL use.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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No LTL options?
Because this sounds like a situation DESIGNED for LTL use.
Situations aren't designed for anything.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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FWIW - "Asperger's Syndrome" is not a mental illness but a behavioral problem characterized by the inability to understand anyone else. I was, obviously, not there but I would expect a police officer to be able to defend themselves against a knife attack by a "zombie like" person without having to kill them. Is that not what police batons (clubs) are for?
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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A baton is not an appropriate defense against a knife attack. A knife is lethal weapon. A crazed person or one who behaves like that is very dangerous when armed with a knife. A baton requires you engage within arms reach. If the person with the knife closes with you, you are now fighting for your life and they have a knife and you have squat. Where do these obviously flawed ideas come from?
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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Carry a knife and waive it around? Get shot. If she had a mental problem of any sort, then her family is to blame. Let their conscience deal with it.
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