Deputies of the State Duma Vasily Piskarev and Ernest Valeev (the first head of the Committee of safety, the second is his Deputy) has submitted to Parliament a bill that extends the powers of the police and, in particular, giving them the right to shoot at the crowd.
photo: Dmitry Katerinov
In the explanatory Memorandum, this right is formulated in the following way: “…ustanavlivaetsya that a police officer may use weapons to prevent a terrorist act, the release of the hostages, reflections of an armed group attack on a critical and potentially dangerous objects, as well as administrative buildings of state authorities, including the gathering of citizens, while respecting the necessary safety measures, precluding the possibility of harm to the life and health of persons involved in Commission of illegal actions”.
The deputies explain that this way equating the police power with the FSB: recall that the resolution of those received at the end of 2015.
The wording of the new bill is copied from the wording of the law on the FSB, in particular, can now be allowed shooting and women, if only they had no “obvious signs of pregnancy.”
All of these actions will have to justify another amendment: “…proposed to establish in the police act, the presumption of confidence in the actions of the police officer as the officer acting on behalf of the state in the interests of society and the state.”