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Shoot the rioters?

Posted: December 20, 2011 in arson, firearms, Police, riots

An official review into the summer riots seems to think Police could be given authority to shoot rioters. Only if they are setting fire to commercial property linked to residential property. Hmm is this about protecting citizens or about protecting commercial interests while giving the appearance of protecting citizens? Police officers who discharge heir firearms are investigated, hey are presumed guilty until proved innocent. Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland still vexes the legal system. On what planet do those involved in the review live? If such measures were adopted where would the armed officers be found? For the numbers required to effectively deal with such situations most officer’s would have to be armed. How many would resign rather than carry firearms? I know I would.

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