Cops Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children as Target Practice

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Law Enforcement Targets INCAccording to this Reason blog post, a Minnesota based company sells full-color targets of pregnant women, young children, and the elderly as training devices to police departments and the federal government. This is supposed to desensitize police officers so that they will shoot at all types of people without having to think about it. Indeed, this series of targets is called “No More Hesitation.” Perhaps even more alarming is one officer being quoted as saying he does target practice on enlarged pictures of his own children so as not to “be caught off guard with such a drastically new experience while on duty.”

What in the world is going on?

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