Police Tactics and Suicide Bombers

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The mistaken police shooting of an unarmed man in London last week raises questions about the tactics required to prevent suicide bombings and whether Western countries are ready to accept them.


Rachel Martin, NPR reporter in London

Roger Blitz, U.K. affairs editor for the Financial Times

John Timoney, chief of Miami police

Jeffrey Ian Ross, criminologist at the University of Baltimore; author of Making News of Police Violence



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