Entornointeligente.com / MiamiHerald / When Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel plowed a 20-ton truck into a Bastille Day crowd last year in France, killing 84 people, Miami Beach police began to re-evaluate a policy that stopped officers from firing weapons into moving vehicles.
With seven more vehicular terrorist attacks into crowds from as near as Ohio State University and as far as London and Spain claiming 40 more lives and injuring hundreds of others over the next seven months, the city made its move.
Police in Miami Beach, one of the world’s top tourist destinations, would once again be permitted to fire weapons into moving vehicles if an officer “reasonably believes” that a ramming attack is actively unfolding.
“I was thinking about [amending the policy] for a while. There has to be an exception to the rule,” Police Chief Dan Oates said.
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