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Breaker News: Boston Police Shot Them Under “Rule 303”

YouTube Screenshot, “Breaker Morant”

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

I found recently what may either be an unfortunate coincidence, a bad joke, or the invisible hand of Boer War veteran Harry “Breaker” Morant in police policymaking. In jest, could it be that the Boston Police Department took a line right out of the Australian film Breaker Morant when it codified the department’s Use of Deadly Force policy?

The irony might be for Australian war film buffs that the Boston Police, even when justified, actually do shoot people under “Rule 303”.

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