Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Killing innocent demonstrators and bystanders

More than 400 unarmed demonstrators and even bystanders killed over ten years, and no police ever convicted for any of the deaths, not even on manslaughter charges.

In Britain.

Something to keep in mind the next time someone tells you about how Israel's court system is uniquely evil in protecting its security types from the wrath of the law. Though of course, the British coppers don't really face an enemy, so perhaps they need not be trained in restraint.

1 comment:

Derick Schilling said...

I think you may have somewhat misread the linked story, which says:

"no policeman has ever been convicted of murder or manslaughter for a death following police contact, though there have been more than 400 such deaths in the past ten years alone"

I believe the "more than 400" figure refers to everyone who has been killed by the UK police in the past 10 years in all circumstances, and not just demonstrators and bystanders at demonstrations. Nonetheless, I believe there is some validity to your essential point.