October 15th, 2011

Good job

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A man who charged at a police officer in Wisconsin Rapids, America, last year while wielding a knife was sentenced to five years in prison this week.

Officer Rod Krakow confronted then-16-year-old Pao Khang.  The officer can be heard shouting loudly, several times: ”Get on the ground. Drop the knife,.” When the teenager charged at the officer, he shot Khang twice. Khang survived.

Khang, who is now 18, was charged with reckless endangerment, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, all while using a dangerous weapon.

A jury found him guilty in August, and his 5-year sentence is a compromise between recommendations from the prosecutor and Khang’s defense attorney. He is not eligible for early release programs, sources said.

“Fortunately, the officer was armed and able to defend himself,” Wood County Circuit Judge Greg Potter said. “What would have happened if it was a regular person who was unarmed?”

Like, for instance,  a British police officer?

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5 comments

  1. Oi says:

    It always struck me that it was a less arduous task for the hierarchy to replace a slain police officer, than to undergo the public hysteria and media frenzy when a cop kills someone in the defence of himself or others.

    October 15th, 2011 at 23:33

  2. alpha tango says:

    Me thinks if he ever finds himself in that position again, he will do exactly what the officers says, he cant be that stupid can he.

    Hats off to the officer, treid to difuse at first

    October 16th, 2011 at 07:29

  3. Ben says:

    “Fortunately, the officer was armed and able to defend himself,” Wood County Circuit Judge Greg Potter said. “What would have happened if it was a regular person who was unarmed?”

    Indeed – in about half of US states, civillians can carry concealed handguns.

    First on scene is usually a MOP – if you need to be armed so do we.

    October 16th, 2011 at 13:53

  4. Tony F says:

    And if that happened in the UK? Ah, the policeman would be suspended and the criminal would become a ‘victim’ needing oodles of support and taxpayers cash.

    October 16th, 2011 at 17:49

  5. 334Boss says:

    ‘Stop, get down’
    ‘NO’
    Bang!
    Simples!
    Why can’t politicians see that?
    Of course they’ve got that sort of cover, silly me.

    October 16th, 2011 at 23:06

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