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An innocent game of cops and robbers used to provide two benefits - lots of fun and a basic understanding of right and wrong.
But children caught playing with a toy gun today have been warned they face something far more memorable - a raid by armed police marksmen.
Officers have told parents to avoid buying youngsters plastic guns for Christmas in case passers-by mistake them for dangerous weapons.
Originally posted by ROBL240
In response the Armed Unit took no chances and took the guy down with a fatal shot, a sad case of paranoia in todays age where its shoot first and ask questions later.
Originally posted by ukmadmax
This country (UK) has gone beyond a joke.
It's not even funny anymore.
You can imagine a terrorist group in the not too distant future having a reign of terror with a balloon on a stick.