Wednesday 5 November 2008 6.12pm
You seem to be generalising far too much from a small number of deeply unfortunate cases.
I have no desire to cross swords with you over this, you see it one way, I see it another. However, if you go to the wikipedia entry on Stephen Waldorf you will read that the police discharged fourteen shots at him, hitting him five times. When he slumped from the car's open door a police officer put the barrel of his pistol to Mr. Waldorf's head, saying, "Okay, cocksucker," before pulling the trigger. As the gun was fortunately empty he then proceeded to pistol whip Mr. Waldorf into unconsciousness. Two police officers stood trial for Mr. Waldorf's attempted murder and were cleared of all charges. If firing fourteen bullets at an innocent man on the basis that his passenger was thought to have been the girlfriend of the miscreant that they were looking for isn't the action of two rogue coppers who then go on to get away with attempted murder, then I was obviously wrong and you were right, my apologies.