, Sebuah bus yang telah berisi puluhan penumpang terjun bebas ke dalam sungai Wonoboyo, Kecamatan Bergas, Semarang. Diduga sopir telah mengantuk saat mengemudikan bus yang bernama Bus Gunung Harta tersebut.

"Kejadian tadi sekitar jam 02.00 WIB dini hari . Diduga sopir mengantuk," ujar petugas piket Polsek Bergas Aiptu Nyoman, saat dihubungi, Selasa (31/12).

Nyoman juga mengatakan saat itu bus tengah mengangkut penumpang yang cukup banyak. "Sekitar puluhan penumpang yang ada di dalam bus," tuturnya.

Petugas juga sudah melakukan evakuasi terhadap bus malang beserta para penumpang.
Para korban sendiri telah dilarikan ke Rumah Sakit Ken Saras, Ungaran, Semarang.

Menurut Nyoman, Bus Gunung Harta yang telah mengalami kecelakaan itu sedang dalam perjalanan dari Jakarta menuju Ponorogo, Jawa Tengah.

Editor : Dian Sukmawati


WASHINGTON — During a training course on defending against knife attacks, a young Salt Lake City police officer asked a question: “How close can somebody get to me before I’m justified in using deadly force?”

Dennis Tueller, the instructor in that class more than three decades ago, decided to find out. In the fall of 1982, he performed a rudimentary series of tests and concluded that an armed attacker who bolted toward an officer could clear 21 feet in the time it took most officers to draw, aim and fire their weapon.

The next spring, Mr. Tueller published his findings in SWAT magazine and transformed police training in the United States. The “21-foot rule” became dogma. It has been taught in police academies around the country, accepted by courts and cited by officers to justify countless shootings, including recent episodes involving a homeless woodcarver in Seattle and a schizophrenic woman in San Francisco.

Now, amid the largest national debate over policing since the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, a small but vocal set of law enforcement officials are calling for a rethinking of the 21-foot rule and other axioms that have emphasized how to use force, not how to avoid it. Several big-city police departments are already re-examining when officers should chase people or draw their guns and when they should back away, wait or try to defuse the situation

Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force

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