Today there was news about Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard being attacked in his home. I don’t want to talk about the details which you can find covered at
In short, a man broke into his home, Kurt Westergaard hid in a special “panic room”, and called police. The police came and managed to arrest the invader.
What I want to highlight is that
- the attacker threw an axe at one of the police officers,
- but, the police officers did not kill the attacker.
They managed to arrest the man after shooting him in the arm and leg.
It’s hard to tell whether the police were simply lucky with this successful outcome or not.
For now, they’re actions look much more competent and responsible than the police officers on this continent, who use tasers on young and old, pregnant women, people with mental problems, and for example, killed Robert Dziekański. The explanation or excuse for using the Taser in Robert Dziekański’s case was that he was “armed” with a stapler – compare that to a flying axe.