Dum Dum and Dumber
The Brazilian man shot dead by police in the mistaken belief that he was a suicide bomber was killed with a type of bullet banned in warfare under international convention. The Daily Telegraph.
There is no legal prohibition on police use of such ammunition. The Home Office confirmed last night that "chief officers may use whatever ammunition they consider appropriate to meet their operational needs".
Hmmmm, are they sure about this, Is the War on Terrorism a real war?
Hansard 15 Oct 2002 : Column 179
Tony Blair...........The war on terrorism is indeed a war..
The Hague Convention Laws of War :
Declaration on the Use of Bullets Which Expand or Flatten Easily in the Human Body; July 29, 1899
The Contracting Parties agree to abstain from the use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope which does not entirely cover the core, or is pierced with incisions.