World News #9 – North Miami Beach Reticles
“There are 22 images in all, including a white man holding a gun to a white woman’s head and one of now-dead al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “The same target inventory has been used for more than a decade,” Dennis said in a statement.
The idea is to have an array of photos with faces that look similar, so the sniper can practice exactly picking out the right target and avoid killing the wrong person in a real-life situation, Dennis said.”
– USA Today Sports, Woman sees images of black males as sniper targets; one is her brother.
“The images used by North Miami Beach Police were discovered by a female soldier who used the firing range after a police training session.
Sgt. Valerie Deant recognised her brother as one of the target images, according to NBC Miami.
Police Chief J Scott Dennis said that his officers had used poor judgment but denied racial profiling.
He told NBC that using real suspect images was an important part of training for his sniper team and that his officers had not violated any policies.
“There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this,” he said.
A police spokeswoman added on Friday that officers use targets of all races and genders in their training sessions.”
– CNN, Florida police shot images of black men in training.
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