Thursday, October 6, 2016

Two Brussels police officers stabbed in terror attack, prosecutor says




Two Brussels police officers stabbed in terror attack, prosecutor says

Police investigate the scene where a man stabbed two police officers.

Summary: 
A man stabbed two police officers in the Brussels district on Monday, in what appears to have been a terrorist attack. A third police officer overpowered the suspect; identified as Hicham D. Hicham was shot in the leg but his injury was not considered life threatening. A house search was conducted at Hicham's residence on October 5th, 2016. No weapons were found in Belgium's capital city. According to a statement from the prosecutors office, the third officer was "slightly injured." A 17-year-old French high school girl witnessed the attack. The high school student told CNN that,"The suspect pulled out a knife and attacked a police man, and hurt him in the stomach and leg." "The police man then pulled out his pistol and shot the suspect in the leg." Experts have said that Brussels has become a hotbed of terror in Europe. The prosecutor's office said that the offender will face a judge specializing in terrorism case to decide on any detention details. 

Connections: 
The shootings of the police officers relate to ISIS and terrorism, because Hicham is known to be a terrorist, and he pulled out a knife and attacked an innocent police man for no apparent reason. Essentially, this was a terrorist attack. He suddenly attempted to kill police officers out of rage. Today, terrorism has gotten extremely out of hand. This incident can also relate to the mass shooting that occurred over the summer in Florida. The man who killed all of those innocent people, killed them out of rage also. He didn't have a specific reason for doing it. He also claimed to be a part of ISIS.

Discussion Questions: 
  • What do you think government officials should do in order to try and prevent such horrific things from happening in the world?
  • What do you think the punishment should look like for someone who commits a crime as serious as this?
  • Do you think people in Brussels can truly feel safe anymore? 
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5 comments:

  1. If police are hated, I doubt there is a way to stop people from targeting them. But we can try and stop them from being hated. In order to prevent the hate, we must try and establish a more friendly relationship between the common people and the police. Currently, it seems that police are seen as the "bad guys" in our society, most likely because they only punish the common people. It may help to also have them reward people for good behavior. This will eliminate most of the hate for police. As for the punishment, they deserve a life sentence in prison. If they intend to kill people who are meant to protect others, there is no reason that they should be allowed in society. I doubt that the people of Brussels would feel unsafe for more than a few weeks. They will get over the event.

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    1. I agree that the in order to prevent the hate, we must try and establish a friendlier relationship between the common people and the police. I also agree that the people will get over this event, however, I believe that it may have impacted them more than one might think. Stuff like this does happen all the time, and yeah they might be used to it, but I think they are actually very frightened, because they never know when something like that is going to happen.

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