Every so often the ‘law and order’ crowd call for British policemen to be armed. I believe it is completely unnecessary and I think it can be taken as a matter of pride that the British are policed by consent. Guns are not needed on British streets.
Friday 22nd July we once again saw reinforcement of why this should remain so. In pursuit of the four men who attempted to explode more bombs in London on Thursday 21st July British police shot dead an innocent man.
This is not the first time this has happened. Something is clearly rotten in the way police officers are being trained. (There don’t seem to be too many occasions where shots are fired and the innocent victim is injured. They are always killed.) Surely in pursuit of the guilty information is of the utmost importance. The dead can tell you nothing.
Current temperature 79F/26C