Doing my daily read around, I noted how The Police Inspector blog had commented on the Wiltshire incident, currently blazoned across the media…
Now I would never condone the use of excessive force, neither do I condone any officer who exceeds their lawful purpose or authority. That said, I had intended making comment about the incident but as many of the Inspector’s thoughts echo mine, I shall refrain. The last paragraph of his post however is particularly poignant (below).
…please think again about the context in which former British Army veteran Sergeant Mark Andrews ‘lost it’ and wonder; is it all his fault? and how much more is there to come, as liberal Britain slowly swirls, in a clockwise direction, down the white porcelain…Read full post here
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