I think you mean't to say "yet theyhave not".
Have not or do not implies the same thing within the context of the statement. Makes no difference.
And of course they don't want to go that way, its far easier to control the masses through manipulation of the media.
The majority of the populous are more than content to allow injustice to occur as long as it does not impede their next ringtone or Prada handbag
And what "injustice" would this be?
Your highly specific single example?
Oh dear god, the sky is falling....
Not at all, I just can't ignore injustice and allow it to fade into the background, where most people are quite happy to do so.
For a nation of 60+ million people, a single mistaken shooting in god knows how many years is not a bad track record. Your blowing it all out of
proportion to push an agenda.
I can think of 3 off the top of my head, but this is not just about the innocent being shot, it is the "above the law" policy that follows these
incidents that truly concerns me.
Granted, someone should have been punished for the mistake, but it was largely a procedural error than a malicious killing.
Again, one example a Police State does not make. Show me a trend and I'll think about it.
I think we should stick to the UK instead of going on a global comparison, I'm more than aware of the injustice that occurs on a daily basis
throughout the world.
Well, when the "Police State" accusations come about because of comparison to other countries, I think it is only right and fair to compare like for
To do not is to not see the big picture and look at the facts with blinkers on.
And I did quote his name so we don't really need to refer to him as "the Brazilian"
I'll call him whatever the bloody hell I like, thankyou very much. I'd rather you stopped telling me what to say.
How rich, your complaining about a "Police State", yet your telling me what I should
Get off your high horse.
Ah, insults so soon in the discussion...
If asking you to use your brain is an insult, then so be it, don't use your brain. You seem happy to ignore reason and facts, instead focusing on
Ah yes, the family can now buy a bigger tombstone and feel happy that justice has been served.
Er, do you read your own links? Those two men you linked to that were falsely arrested (one shot by mistake) are both quite alive.
That was a couple of steps beyond a "police state", that was genocide, it wasn't a "police state" for those that went along with it.
Yes, it was. Nazi Germany wasn't all roses, even for the blue eyed and blonde haired amongst them. To think otherwise is foolish and ignoring
It seems that you are willing to allow a few innocents to become victims as long as it does not upset the status quo, lets not forget the numerous
cases of those who have died in police custody and maybe we should not just concentrate on those that die, but concentrate on the abuse of power.
You make it sound like there is a deliberate effort to kill people in custody! Besides, deaths in custody are but a fraction of total arrests annually
and are usually as a result of the prisoners themselves either not taking medication, behaving extremely aggressively and needing restraint or, as in
some cases, having taken illegal drugs.
I can think of several deaths in custody that were a result of an aggressive prisoner being restrained, but later found to have a medical condition,
such as a heart problem.
Hardly the Police's fault if a 6ft 5 former paratrooper goes ape, takes out a few police in the process (and his missus) and is then sat on until he
can calm down.
Would you rather he was tazered? Or shot?
How exactly would YOU deal with an aggressive criminal, seeing as you have all the answers? Give him flowers, perhaps? Tickle him? Ask him nicely to
stop being naughty or you'll call his mum?
Unless you can demonstrate a planned, institutionalised effort by the Police to be brutal, or to shoot innocent people, then what we have are mistakes
made by people. They are only human, after all.
What we have here is a few deaths in custody over an extremely long time span and even if the Police handled everyone with cotton wool and were as
nice as pie, people would still die in custody anyway..
What an absurd angle your taking.