OK< first I'm thinking "Polynesians in Alaska?" I mean, isn't that like Eskimos in Kuwait? But that aside, they're still proving how dumb that they are as a group when they rally to convince the Anchorage Police department to "shoot to disarm rather than shoot to kill."
Rally planned in wake of police shootings
Yep. Because two different mental defectives challenged and attacked police officers with weapons, resulting in their being shot, some of the locals, instead of supporting their community police, want to force them to take classes on how and when to shoot weapons out of people's hands or some such nonsense.
Anyone with even average intelligence who has been taught to shoot knows how stupid that is. When faced with a threat of immediate deadly harm, you shoot to stop the threat. Period. You don't try to be Roy Rogers and shoot the gun out of the other guy's hand--you aim for the largest part of that other guy (the torso) and you shoot him there until he stops presenting a threat. And if that means that you keep firing and shoot him to the ground, then so be it. Nothing in the law requires you or I or a police officer to accept a stab wound or a strike from a blunt impact weapon because "that's less than a gun", just like nothing requires any of us to stop an attacker and ask to examine his handgun to see if it's really a functional firearm or just a realistic-looking BB gun. Sorry Alaska Polynesians and other misinformed people...that's not how it works. The idea is for you, the defender of your life, (or the police officer) to go home safely at the end of it; it's not to ensure a fair fight that evens the playing field and gives the aggressor a sporting chance.
When Alaska's half-dozen Polynesians show up at this "rally", someone of average intelligence should really be on hand to explain it to them. Just remember to use small words and talk slow.
EDITED TO ADD: Guess they'd better add the Alaska State Troopers to their protest now, seeing as how they just aired another one out on Wednesday.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.